The Heart Comes to Mind

Organised by: Esplanade. A Co-production with Checkpoint Theatre.
Performed by: Julius Foo & Oon Shu An
  • Date:
    23 - 26 Apr 2020
  • Time:
    Thu - Sat, 8:00pm
    Sat & Sun, 3:00pm 
  • Duration:
    1h 30min, no intermission
  • Venue:
    Esplanade Theatre Studio
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  • Admission:
    Free Seating

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  • Advisory:
    Recommended for Secondary School level and above.


** This event is cancelled. **

When life sends family members towards separate trajectories, what keeps us bound together?

Poignant and compelling, The Heart Comes to Mind explores the relationship between an aging writer and his scientist daughter. As they each wrestle with the loss of their wife and mother, each comes to contemplate personal failures and relational shortcomings within their family. What private pain do we carry? Can we forgive each other? How does the heart make sense of what the mind cannot forget?

Lucas Ho's new play is a visceral yet heartfelt exploration of the private struggles between a father and a daughter. We spin away and apart—sometimes, the journey home is an unstoppable collision course.


The Studios 2020: Lost & Found

We are familiar with loss in varying shades, from the irritation of losing a favourite pen to the devastation and anger that come with the loss of life or love. Loss, however, is hardly the final word. It exists in tension and symbiosis with "finding"—there seldom is one without the other—and in the middle of these two opposites, we often find hope.

To experience loss is to be human. Yet, the human spirit constantly looks for something in the midst of loss, to create and find something out of what is or was no longer there.

The productions for The Studios 2020 exist within this tension – sifting through the vast lost & found box that is life – collecting and collating its disparate parts, examining our losses, and asking of ourselves what we might find in losing something.

The Heart Comes to Mind