Mama Looking for Her Cat
Kuo Pao Kun
21 – 23 September 2012
National Museum of Singapore, Gallery Theatre
93 Stamford Road, Basement, Singapore 178897
90 minutes, with no intermission
Mia Chee, Christie Chua, Jo Kwek, Eleanor Tan & Cheryl Wee (Music & Movement Artiste)
Tan Joo Geok as Mama
Al Hafiz Sanusi, Liew Li Ting, Ivan Lim, Mehreen Mir, Zach Ng, Farah Yasmine, Andy Yew
Multilingual with no English Subtitles (mix of English, Malay, Mandarin, Punjabi, Hokkien, Cantonese and Teochew)
I studied this 2 years ago and its has always been my dream to watch it staged.
Awesome, jaw dropping, excellent cast!
Reflects the Singaporean culture very well
Photo by Kevin Seow
Part of Kuo Pao Kun Festival 2012
Girl ah… Boy ah… can you help me find my cat?
An old dialect-speaking mother has lost her only companion – a cat. She asked for help, but was snubbed by her grown-up children. One night, the old lady left her house looking for her cat in a world that has left her behind – a world obsessed with progress and prosperity, which has forgotten the traditional, the old and the frail.
Mama Looking for Her Cat is a play about the communication differences and the estranged relationship between a mother and her children. Written by the Late Kuo Pao Kun in 1988, the play revolves around the theme of Singapore being a multiracial, multicultural and multilingual society. Two decades later, this poignant piece remains as powerful, as relevant and as emotionally hard-hitting as ever.