My Mother's Chest (1997)

1 May 1997 – 4 May 1997 @ Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel


A woman returns to her family's old house to sift through the belongings of her newly deceased stepmother, which are locked up in an old wooden chest. 

The intriguing tale of two women's separate yet entangled lived unfolds as the stepdaughter picks out the sometimes bizarre items from the chest. Like a doorway to the past, the old chest brings back haunting images from the past, unveiling a battling relationship filled with stunningly honest passions and hatred. 

Written by: Zhu Cai Zhen
Directed by: Kuo Pao Kun

Cast: Neo Swee Lin

Assistant Director: Jeffrey Tan

Set Designer: Huang Shu Liang 
Lighting Designer: Kuo Jian Hong
Sound Designer: Hon Chung Shih

Stage Manager: Shelen Wong
Photographer: Ho Keen Fi

Light Operator: Sim Yen Tze
Sound Operator: Foo Siew Shyan
Chong Koh Ping
Patricia Cheng Bee Hwee
Lim Pei Ling
Ng Seow Wah
Joan Teo
Heng Guan How

Publicity/Ticketing: Gwen Lee
Usher: Audrey D'cotta
Producer: Jeffrey Tan

(Source: The Theatre Practice Programme)

other stagings


Zhu Cai Zhen
Kuo Pao Kun
Jeffrey Tan
Assistant Director, Producer
Huang Shu Liang
Set Designer
Kuo Jian Hong
Lighting Designer
Hon Chung Shih
Sound Designer
Shelen Wong
Stage Manager


Mother Daughter Eagle Cat (1997), Brochure
Brochure for Mother Daughter Eagle Cat (1997).
The Theatre Practice
Recorded: 1 May 1997
Mother Daughter Eagle Cat (1997), Programme
Programme for Mother Daughter Eagle Cat (1997).
The Theatre Practice
Recorded: 1 May 1997