A loving wife. A devoted mother. A woman slowly losing her grip on reality.
She is suspicious of her husband: What is he up to? She misses her son: What is he hiding from her? She feels uneasy about her son’s girlfriend: Is she who she says she is?
Her doubts about her husband begin to border on paranoia. Her “empty nest” pining for her son starts to seem like lovesickness. Her nervousness about the girl comes to manifest as jealousy. As her behaviour becomes increasingly manic, what is really going on inside her mind?
Having staged The Father (2018)and The Son (2020), both to critical acclaim and sold-out runs, Pangdemonium is proud to present THE MOTHER, completing this “family trilogy” by celebrated playwright Florian Zeller.
A disturbing portrayal of one woman’s descent into an emotional rabbit hole, THE MOTHERis a searing examination of mental illness, and a surreal and suspenseful psychological thriller that takes us all on a trip between harsh reality and even harsher hallucination.
THE MOTHER is directed by Tracie Pang. Written by Florian Zeller and translated by Christopher Hampton. Starring Janice Koh, Adrian Pang, Xander Pang and Mehr Dudeja.