Date：7 - 10 December 2006
Venue：Esplanade Theatre Studio••••••••••
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?
“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.”
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