Long-time friends Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed would often talk about their mothers and the complexities of living – and not living – with them. One mother is Cantonese-speaking and impetuous; the other speaks Malay and is quietly stubborn. Both are wonderful cooks.
With each performance (in 2006, 2009, 2015, and now 2016), Claire and Noorlinah revise the show. As they and their mothers grow older, new stories are added, while stories they were not ready to tell are now told in full.
Poignant and funny, Recalling Mother celebrates the joys and challenges of motherhood and daughterhood.
Established in 2002, Checkpoint Theatre creates and presents original theatrical and multi-disciplinary work with strong writing, performance and direction. With honesty and humour, head and heart, they produce and develop vibrant and important contemporary Asian plays that connect with, challenge, and inspire both local and international audiences. They are the home of new Singapore playwriting and are nurturing the next generation of Singapore theatre-makers.
Director/ Writers: Claire Wong and Noorlinah Mohamed
Producers: Claire Wong and Huzir Sulaiman
Set & Lighting Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Costume Designer: Laichan
The Loft (Building Z2), QUT Creative Industries
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