24-Hour Playwriting Competition, Conflict, Cooking, Devotion, Devout, Expectations, Family, Food, Humour, Islam, Motherly Love, Muslim, Parent, Parenting, Perfection, TheatreWorks Writing and Community Programme,
Serunding is the winning script from the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition (Open Category) 2010. It was the first winning play to premiere in two performance tours to the South East District in 2010 and 2011. This one-woman play stirs the voice of Safiah to life like a perfect dish of serunding. A Malay homemaker, Safiah’s belief as a devout Muslim and her parental expectations fall into conflict with her children. She also suffers tedious ties with her mother-in-law Sofea Jane. Told through humour, food, and many phone calls, ‘Serunding’ draws us to the heart and the pain of a mother’s love. A spicy and sweet expression of the Singapore family caught at the centre of cultural values and modern living.
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