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Sunset Rise

Date:7 - 8 June 1999

Venue:Victoria Theatre

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A diverse group of senior citizens live in a retirement home called Sunset Rise. They are of different race, religion and age and they speak different languages and dialects.

 

But the differences between them go beyond the physical. They vary in temperament: some accept age gracefully, some are friendly, some are quarrelsome and others are vengeful. They vary in their tastes: whether in the food they eat or the clothes they wear. Above all, they differ in how they view the final days of their lives: one spends the entire day putting on make-up; another serenades himself; one plays a never-ending game of chess; another is always in search of someone to listen to stories of the missed opportunities in her life.

 

Yet, despite the differences, each in their own way tries to paint a colourful chapter of the final leg of their life’s journey. And invariably, they show that as they come closer to the end of their individual journeys, they are more aware that one lives only once, and every moment is worth living to its fullest.

Art originates from life. Theatre is like a mirror that reflects the people and happenings in life from a different perspective, encouraging us to look within ourselves and to observe the ways of others.

Kuo Jian Hong | Artistic Director