Postponed til October 2021
UPDATED 21 July: Just like all of you, we received the news of the latest government-mandated Covid restrictions with dismay and disappointment. Going back to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) is forcing Pangdemonium once again to make some tough choices for the sake of your wellbeing, and to preserve the integrity of our productions.
As such, we have made the difficult decision to postpone The Mother to October 2021.
Our hope is that this will give the Covid situation time to stabilize significantly so that we can present you with the best possible production of this play, in a safe and secure environment.
Those of you who have purchased tickets will receive emails soon from SISTIC and Pangdemonium’s ticketing team with more specific details. We have a huge volume of patrons to take care of, so we thank you for your patience, understanding and continued support.
In the meantime, take care and stay safe.
UPDATE 28 June: Under the current guidelines, Pre-Event Testing (PET) will be necessary for live performances in August unless you are fully vaccinated*. For more details on PET, visit our FAQ page here – https://pangdemonium.com/pet
She’s a loving wife. A devoted mother. And a woman slowly losing her grip on reality.
She is suspicious of her husband: what is he up to? Why is he so eager to go on his business trip?
She misses her son: why did he move out of their home? What is he hiding from her?
She feels uneasy about her son’s girlfriend: is she good for her son? 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.
And 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’s production of The Mother completes this family “trilogy” by celebrated playwright Florian Zeller. A disturbing portrayal of one woman’s descent into an emotional abyss, The Mother is 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.
*Patrons are required to be fully vaccinated 14 days before performance date. Proof of vaccination is required.”
“A harrowing and profoundly disorientating experience — mischievous, funny, sad and wise.”
“A poignant, deeply Freudian study of a mind on the edge of breakdown.”
“Examines the weird dynamics families harbour against one another, including the worst types of betrayal, and what we choose to pretend we don’t see.”
“Holds a magnifying glass to everyday middle-class stereotypes until they splinter from sustained scrutiny.”
Advisory 16 – Some Mature Content & Coarse Language
Postponed til October 2021