How do you love someone who is hard to love? Pangdemonium presents their latest work, FALLING, a play about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) which will run from 13 May to 5 June 2016 at the KC Arts Centre.
FALLING is a play that presents the audience with a heart-wrenching perspective on ASD, a condition which is poorly understood by many. The play seeks to tackle this difficult and oftentimes taboo topic with brutal honesty by challenging its audience to immerse themselves and empathise with a family dynamic dictated by autism. The play centres around Parents Tami and Bill who are doing their best to bring up their two teenaged children, Lisa and Josh. The two teenagers themselves are as different as night and day, Lisa is petulant and mouthy whereas Josh is earnest and energetic and also suffering from autism. The play explores what happens when the carefully constructed daily routine centred around Josh’s fascinations and obsessions are disrupted by a visit from a relative. The violent reaction to this disruption shocks the household and sheds light on the challenges faced by those living with family members who have ASD.
The play is written by Deanna Jent who draws from her personal experience with raising her own son and offers not just an unsantised perspective on ASD but also shines a light on the usung heroes, the caregivers to those with ASD. The play features newcomer Fiona Lim and up-and-coming actor Andrew Marko as well as veterans Tan Kheng Hua, Neo Swee Lin and Adrian Pang. An electrifying drama, FALLING delves into the challenges and difficult decisions faced by parents as they struggle to cope with the realities of their situation while balancing their own emotions.
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