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The Mother Hen Next Door ∙ A Tribute

Kuo Pao Kun Festival 2012 / Poor Theatre Series

Date:7 - 11 March 2012

Venue:Stamford Arts Centre


By The Theatre Practice, in collaboration with Performosa Theatre Company (Taiwan)

Inspired by Kuo Pao Kun’s The Spirits Play 


A mother lingers in the underworld, waiting for her son who has gone missing during a democratic uprising. A stranger who seems to hold all the answers suddenly appears. From the standpoint of their nationalities, creators and performers Hung Chit Wah (Hong Kong) and Hung Pei Ching (Taiwan) attempt to redress the violence behind the historical events of June Fourth and 228 Incidents. Using Kuo Pao Kun’s The Spirits Play as a starting point, the pair first created The Mother Hen Next Door in 2010, when it won the highest accolades in the Taipei Fringe Festival. It was also nominated for the 9th Taishin Arts Award (Performing Arts).  



Our theatre should aspire to objectively critique life, respectfully entertain audiences, and forever explore new uncharted territories. Based on this basic consensus, we shall debate among ourselves vigorously as we support each other loyally.

Kuo Pao Kun | Co-Founder