The Way We Go

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

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Photo courtesy of Checkpoint Theatre. Photography by Chong Yew.

Company: Checkpoint Theatre

Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Performance: 20 – 29 Nov 2014

Director: Claire Wong 

Sound Designer: Shah Tahir

Set Designer: Tolis Papazouglou

Lighting Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan

THE WAY WE GO follows Agatha Mao, former principal of the Convent of Our Lady of Lourdes, as she experiences the greatest loves of her life: Edmund, her intellectual partner, and Violet, her best friend.

 

Sprawling over 12 years, this tender story of love and friendship between outsiders also brings into relief the fraught relationship of former students Lee and Gillian, who come to ask the same questions as their elders: What are the costs of love? Why do people need each other? What’s at stake when we reach out?

 

A sensitive meditation on growing up and growing old, THE WAY WE GO celebrates love in all its simplicity and complexity.

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