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The Optic Trilogy

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Caryl Churchill Theatre

Egham

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The Optic Trilogy is first and foremost a play of and on our senses. The conversation between light and sight, the vibration of sound and phantom touch; the taste of thought and the warmth of a kiss. Composing of 3 interconnected stories, each a duet between strangers, this play is a meditation on memory and perception — capturing the poetry of chance meetings in a cold and pitiless urban landscape. Using a tripartite approach of sonar landscapes, virtual projection and surrealist theatre as tools to create the interwoven narratives, actors will interact with a stage that is not physically there, yet influences them in a corporeal way. This will be a visually striking and an unprecedented foray into a thorough exploration of the relationship between the intangible and the tangible.

Written in 2001 by Singaporean playwright Alfian Bin Sa’at when he was just 24 years old, the play has gone on to garner both local and international acclaim. The play, originally written in English, has been translated into Swedish, German and Italian, and has been performed in Singapore (2013), Malaysia, as Die Optische Trilogie in Zürich (2006), Berlin (2008) and Munich (2011), as 3D – en optisk trilogy in Stockholm (2006), and most recently in Italy (2017). It received a Best Script nomination at the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards in 2002, and is widely regarded to be the playwright’s most lyrical work.

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