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Legend Alive Online: Mama Looking For Her Cat

Date:7 - 10 December 2006

Venue:Esplanade Theatre Studio

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Scenes from the realm of loneliness.

 

A mother enjoys a close and playful relationship with her young children.

 

This intimacy is gradually lost as the children grow up and create their own lives, be it through going abroad for studies, entering the work force or building families of their own.

 

The use of new languages and new media, coupled with changes in lifestyle and society, widen this gap of communication.

 

Mama, on the brink of depression, turns to her cat for consolation and company, and begins to join the pet on its nightly wanderings.

 

The impatient children grow agitated by these wanderings, but deny the root of the problem.

 

They blame the animal for their mother’s estrangement, hunt down the cat, and finally kill it in a frenzy of projected guilt. The cat problem is solved.

 

But to what end?

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Reviews

“Mama's turned out as one of the most moving productions of 2006, daringly postmodern, yet deeply resonant in its depiction of family dysfunction and generational divides.”

Ng Yi-sheng,The Flying Inkpot,7 December 2006


“总的来说,《寻》的主题贴近人心,以简单的故事,勾起诸多重要的生活故事。简单的呈现手法,简单的人物,简单的对白,酿造了一出绝非简单的作品。”

阿里山,17 December 2006

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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