Parent-child issues in several tongues

A double bill focusing on family relationships presents one play in Cantonese and Mandarin and the other in Malay

Lina Yu (left) and Liow Shi Suen in Always On My Mind, a play in which a daughter deals with her mother's approaching death. Saiful Amri (far left) and Adib Kosnan (left) in Tiap Kali Aku..., which explores fatherhood.
Lina Yu (left) and Liow Shi Suen in Always On My Mind, a play in which a daughter deals with her mother's approaching death.PHOTOS: GROUNDZ-0
Saiful Amri (left) and Adib Kosnan (right) in Tiap Kali Aku..., which explores fatherhood.
Saiful Amri (left) and Adib Kosnan (right) in Tiap Kali Aku..., which explores fatherhood.

Parent-child relationships inspire both plays in the double bill Always Every Time, presented by theatre group GroundZ-0.

A daughter deals with her mother's approaching death in the Cantonese and Mandarin production, Always On My Mind, written and directed by Zelda Tatiana Ng and performed by actresses Liow Shi Suen and Lina Yu.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 26, 2019, with the headline 'Parent-child issues in several tongues'. Subscribe