The newest offering by Cake Theatrical Productions, Queen Ping is a quirky take on how issues such as sexuality and power play out in the lives of four people. We sit down with one sweet couple—Rabbit, who burst into song every so often in the play, and Ape, who has a high sex drive—to find out what goes on in their heads.
First off, let us in on your role and your family responsibilities.
Rabbit: I am Rabbit, the daughter. My mother wants me to stay celibate. My father wants me to explore my sexuality. I don’t know what society wants. Thank God it hasn’t got a clue.
Ape: I am Ape, Rabbit’s husband, and I am free of responsibility. My mother-in-law is the queen but I am the law.
Okay, what is your take on love?
R: Love is in the air/Everywhere I look around/Love is in the air/Every sight and every sound/And I don’t know if I’m being foolish/Don’t know if I’m being wise/But it’s something that I must believe in/And it’s there when I look in your eyes.
A: Love will tear us apart eventually.
Tell us, what is one sign of a healthy marriage?
R: Love is in the air/In the whisper of the trees/Love is in the air/In the thunder of the sea.
A: Having regular sex on the ping-pong table is a sign of a healthy marriage.
What do you think of same-sex marriages?
R: I don’t care if it’s same sex or opposite sex, just have sex!
A: It’s not within my code of ethics.
According to the Durex 2005 Global Sex Survey, Singaporeans generally do not have sex very often. What do you think of that?
R: I know my mother is a prime example of someone who doesn’t have sex. Maybe we should have a nudity camp. That might encourage some free loving and free touching.
A: I am the prototype of an “Urban Romeo.” Durex should have used me as a template.
Personally, when is sex permissible?
R: Anytime, anyone. But always have protection.
A: Whenever you have the urge to let your beast out of the cage.