For Better Or For Worse (A dramatised reading)


Date & Time

Date: Fri 16 Oct 2020
Time: 8:00pm – 10:30pm



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Written by: Faith Ng
Directed by: Claire Wong
Performed by: Jean Ng & Julius Foo

For Better or for Worse traces the love-hate marriage of middle-aged couple Gerald and Swen. Set against the backdrop of everyday life in modern Singapore, the play tears apart notions of romantic love while compelling you to embrace the tedium and wonder, and the joys and pains, of marriage. Nominated for Production of the Year, Best Original Script, and Best Actress at the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2014, this intimate and affecting dramatised reading brings back the original creative team – performers Julius Foo and Jean Ng, and director Claire Wong – to explore what it really means to build a life together.

Engage in a Q&A session with playwright and LASALLE’s Creative Writing Artist in Residence Faith Ng as well as director Claire Wong and actors Jean Ng and Julius Foo after the reading.

For Better Or For Worse was first produced by Checkpoint Theatre. It opened on 20 March 2013 at the Drama Centre's Black Box.

This reading is presented by Checkpoint Theatre for the MA Creative Writing Programme.