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Preview: Single Mothers by Dwayne Ng

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Back at the tail end of 2017, we watched Patch and Punnet’s debut production 2042, which included a play titled A Mother’s Love by Dwayne Ng, and starring Ng and Alia Alkaff. Now, Dwayne is back with a brand new play, once again dealing with the topic of motherhood as Single Mothers premiere at The Arts House this December.

Directed by Isaiah Christopher LeeSingle Mothers will once again star Alia Alkaff, who will be joined onstage by Jessica Tan and Rachel Braberry. Single Mothers depicts the lives of three women – Kar Leng, Sunitha, and Jessica, each one a single mother in her own right. 

Kar Leng is the mother of three middle-aged daughters with her youngest still unmarried. Coping with the pressures of marriage and child-bearing, she battles with the impending loneliness if her last daughter chooses to move out of the family home.

After her husband’s death, Sunitha finds that her relationship with her son has been irreparably altered. When her plans to remarry surfaces, she is called to make her most difficult decision of all—to choose between her love for her partner and her love for her son.

Upon learning of her pregnancy, Jessica was thrown out of her house and jilted by her boyfriend. Stuck in limbo, she must navigate the world around her, sacrificing something one choice at a time.

This December, come discover what it truly means to be a mother, as Dwayne Ng and co premiere Single Mothers, and shows audiences just what these mothers will give up in the name of love for their children.

Single Mothers plays from 20th to 21st December 2019 at the Play Den @ Arts House. Tickets available from SISTIC

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