[2022 GIVEAWAY] Tickets to THE FOURTH TRIMESTER by Faith Ng!
* The giveaway tickets are for the 10 August 2022, 8pm show.
Following sold-out runs of the critically acclaimed Normal (2015 and 2017), playwright Faith Ng and director Claire Wong return with The Fourth Trimester, a compelling new play that will sweep you into the vivid, messy embrace of parenthood and family life.
The first month is always the roughest.
Exhausted from battling sleepless nights and endless diaper changes, first-time parents Samantha and Aaron find themselves overwhelmed caring for their newborn. Close friends rally around them in support, but picture-perfect couple Lisa and Daniel are beginning to feel the strain of family life on their relationship, while Ann yearns for a space of her own. Next door, Sofia and Johan deal with the pressures of starting a family. Faced with the tangle of life and its hurdles, ‘adulting’ has never seemed so complicated.
Incredibly rich, humorous and compassionate, The Fourth Trimester is achingly familiar in its portrayal of family life and all its uncertainties. With sensitive, nuanced direction by Claire Wong and insightful dramaturgy by Huzir Sulaiman, Faith Ng’s latest work casts a refreshing and timely light on parenthood, identity, and what it means to be happy in contemporary Singapore.
Expect the unexpected in this hopeful and heartfelt ode to the places we call home, and the people we choose as family.
Duration: Approximately 3 hours, with one intermission
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Isabella Chiam is an actor and theatre-maker based in Singapore. Having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) with a Masters in Theatre, her recent acting credits include Occupation in Chamber Readings: Plays by Huzir Sulaiman (Checkpoint Theatre, 2022), The Bride Always Knocks Twice — Killer Secrets (The Theatre Practice, 2021), and (un)becoming (T:>Works’ Festival of Women: N.O.W. 2021). Isabella also creates her own work, and is an Associate Artist with The Theatre Practice and Five Stones Theatre.
Joshua Lim is an actor, voiceover artist, singer, musician and host. On stage, his performances have earned him nominations for Best Actor at the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards in 2017 and 2019. He made his feature film debut in the screen adaptation of Haresh Sharma’s Fundamentally Happy (13 Little Pictures, 2015), which earned him a Best Leading Actor nomination at the 4th Hanoi International Film Festival in 2016. He is the presenter of the award-winning television series Why It Matters (CNA, 2017-present), and can be heard narrating audiobooks on Storytel.
Julie Wee is an actor who trained at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). The Fourth Trimester is her fourth show with Checkpoint Theatre, having previously performed in Normal (2017), The Good, the Bad and the Sholay (as part of Esplanade’s Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts 2015), and The Way We Go (2014). Other stage credits include Wild Rice’s Hotel (2015) and Romeo and Juliet (2012), and Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Julius Caesar (2018) and The Merchant of Venice (2014). Julie is also a voiceover artist who runs her own home studio. Companies that use her voice include Porsche, Olay, Lazada, Samsung and Singtel.
Hang Qian Chou
Hang Qian Chou is an actor who has been active in Singapore’s English and Mandarin language theatre scenes for more than a decade. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2005, and graduated from the pioneer cohort of Wild Rice’s actor training programme, Young and Wild, in 2007. He has gone on to hone his craft by training with Anne Bogart’s SITI Company (Saratoga Springs, US, 2018), David Diamond’s Theatre for Living (Vancouver, Canada, 2014) and École Philippe Gaulier (Paris, France, 2011). Internationally, he has performed in Edinburgh, Saratoga Springs, and Kuala Lumpur. As a father to a pair of seven-year-old twins, Qian Chou is ecstatic to be working on The Fourth Trimester, while still dealing with the struggles of being a young parent. He last worked with Checkpoint Theatre on Eat Duck (2019).
Rusydina Afiqah is a stage and screen actor who graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Theatre Arts. This is Rusydina’s second production with Checkpoint Theatre, having played Rinny in Keluarga Besar En. Karim (The Karims) as part of Esplanade’s Feed Your Imagination and Pentas 2021. She received a Best Ensemble nomination at the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2022 for the role. She has worked with various other local theatre collectives and companies such as Rupa co. Lab, Cake Theatrical Productions, Teater Kami and The Necessary Stage. She most recently appeared as Nor Liza Binte Zamri in Very Shy Gurl’s ANAK (Child) as part of Esplanade’s Pentas 2022.
Al-Matin Yatim is an actor who graduated from Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) with a Professional Diploma in Intercultural Theatre (Acting) in 2015. He has worked in theatre and television since 2010, and has been involved with many local theatre companies such as The Necessary Stage, Cake Theatrical Productions, The Theatre Practice, Drama Box, and T:>Works. He has also performed internationally in cities such as Brisbane, Braunschweig and Edinburgh. His background in Dikir Barat enables him to interweave his craft across multi-dimensional performances, from traditional to contemporary, physical to digital. His recent television works include Dualiti (Adara Pictures, 2021-2022) and Sempurna (Mediacorp Eaglevision, 2021-2022) for Mediacorp Suria and MeWatch.
Oon Shu An
Oon Shu An is a theatre, film and television actor and host based in Singapore, and a graduate of LASALLE College of the Arts’ Acting programme. Her notable roles include the ill-fated Song Dynasty courtesan Jing Fei in the Netflix cult favourite Marco Polo (2014), and the troubled Frances Lee in HOOQ’s How To Be a Good Girl (2018), which earned her a Best Actress in A Leading Role nomination at the Inaugural Asian Academy Creative Awards. She is the host for the newest season of Mediacorp’s RenovAID, and was recently nominated for Best Actress at the Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2022 for her role in Lungs (Singapore Repertory Theatre, 2021).