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Home Boxes

In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
as part of <The Studios>

Written & Directed by: Benjamin Ho

Date: 8 – 10 April 2010
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio

Starring: Renee Chua, Edith Podesta, Pat Toh, Serena Pang, Rei Poh, Zachary Ho


Boxes, a medium we use to pack our things and stack them away… with it our memories and unsettled feelings. Putting it all aside, we move on – out of sight, out of mind. Then one day, we chance upon these boxes. The memories and emotions, that were carefully tucked away, surface uncontrollably. Carefully but with hesitance, we go through the cherished items kept within.

Through the voices of six actors, a collection of three stories will be shared as the boxes unfold stories of dreams that had been long forgotten, quarrels that were unsettled, hopes that were dashed and love that was shattered. Home Boxes is a unique production set in the 1950s till present. As the show transcends through time, three stories are told - a father's unspoken love for his daughter, a mother's unselfish love for her daughter and a man's unexpressed love for a woman.

This performance features puppetry, song, movement, drama and culinary as one complete experience while we take on a close-to-heart journey about the fragility of relationships with loved ones and feeling for these stories.

Performed in English