Weekend Night Live is a production that takes you through hilariously absurd situations.
It explores different topics and situations, both old and modern, all with a Singapore context.
Inspired by the popular sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, Method Production’s 60-minute play triggers a rollercoaster of emotions, particularlry laughter and happiness.
The sets, props and costume designs are ingenuous and intricate. It transports you to different places, events and situations, sometimes even transcending eras.
The script is divided into five separate scenes and is inclusive of a 10-minute intermission with funny advertisements.
Conceived by director Kaelen Ong, the scenes are brought to life by Bethan Loh, Monil SJ, Nicole Hofbauer, Nicole Shaan, Steven Murphy and Tissher Tavamani.
The play opens with an episode from World War Two. A separated couple conveying news through a bird, who is splendid.
Spirits and ghosts has a modern spin, with the out-of-work ghouls seeking new ways to remain relevant.
Science lab is about concocting a new health product and advertising it, while rapping and coordinated dancing take centre stage in the next scene
Weekend Night Live ends with a cooking show, which will make you laugh out loud and keep you engrossed by the antics.
The audience (above) get to taste some nice cookies at the end!
With Covid-19 running riot, the past two years has been an agony of dealing with lockdowns, mask regulations and work disruptions. These have has been tough on everyone.
But what kept us going was our friends, loved ones, partners and community.
Weekend Night Live is the embodiment of these elements – to work together and create something beautiful to share. Shared laughter has proven to improve individual and collective moods.
“I am very fortunate, and very very grateful, that I have a team of committed, talented and charming individuals who have brought WNL to the stage and made it even more absurdly brilliant than it ever was in my mind,” said director Kaelen Ong. “Let’s bask in it and share the love and light!”
“The goal is to spread the love for sketch comedy and, more importantly, create roles for actors, creators and performers from all walks of life, and give them a platform to share their stories and ideas.”
Weekend Night Live is the product of a collective of individuals brought together by the passion for performing, sketch comedy and the love of laughter.
It will be staged till 14 October 2022 at the studio at Haque Centre of Acting and Creativity, Desker Road.
Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/weekendnightlive
Tickets are priced at $29 each
Starring: Bethan Loh, Monil SJ, Nicole Hofbauer, Nicole Shaan, Steven Murphy, and Tissher Tavamani
Director: Kaelen Ong
Art Director: Tissher Tavamani
Production Manager: Nicole Shaan
Lighting Designer: Kaelen Ong
Marketing: Esther Leong, Nadra Aquilah, Elise Cognard, Elly, Kim Chong
Stage Crew: Joey Teo, Tim Zhang
Story By: The Weekend Night Live Cast
IMDA Rating: G
Sunday, 9th October 2022, 3:30pm – 4:40pm
Sunday, 9th October 2022, 6:00pm – 7:10pm
Sunday, 9th October 2022, 8:30pm – 9:40pm
Friday, 14th October 2022, 6:30pm – 7:40pm
Friday, 14th October 2022, 9:00pm – 10:10pm
This show includes a 10 minute intermission.
89A Desker Road
Email: [email protected] Instagram: @wnl_sg | @methodproductions_sg