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The Malay Man and His Chinese Father by ponggurl


Sat Jan 17 2015, 8:00pm
Sun Jan 18 2015, 8:00pm

Where: Gallery Theatre, National Musem, 93 Stamford Road, Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Standard: $22.00
  • Additional fees may apply

The Malay Man, left to care for his aging and decaying Chinese Father, seeks only to love his father till death if only to know who his mother is, or was. That was the Chinese Father's promise to his Malay and only son. The Chinese Father, anticipating his final breath to be in the arms of his Malay son, can only desire to see his Malay son take off the kebaya forever or at least till he dies. The Malay Son looks too much like the woman the Chinese Father had once loved and who had given him his Malay Son, but the Chinese Father forgets. Death is inevitable, but the satisfaction in knowing will be sought and must be achieved, and neither the Malay Son nor his Chinese Father will be denied of this pleasure.

How important is it to know what is not yet known? How necessary is remembering that has been forgotten? The Malay Man and His Chinese Father is a new performance-research into the process of losing, or of loss, when something of great pleasure is gained, or sought after and achieved.