愛,媽媽 (Love, Mum) : Dunedin Fringe Festival

愛,媽媽 (Love, Mum)

Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Theatre Performance Art

愛,媽媽 (Love, Mum) is Cynthia Hiu Ying Lam’s autobiographical one-woman show exploring the lives and relationships between herself, her mother and two grandmothers

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Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

What is a ‘good’ Chinese woman? How does a woman live an authentic life in a patriarchal, colonial and capitalist society?

愛,媽媽 (Love, Mum) is Cynthia Hiu Ying Lam’s autobiographical one-woman show, exploring the lives and relationships between herself, her mother and two grandmothers. After winning the Dunedin Fringe Tour Ready Award at the Auckland Fringe Festival 2022, Cynthia now brings her show to audiences in Dunedin.


A matrilineal memoir that interweaves storytelling, multimedia, Chinese martial arts and song, we follow Cynthia’s journey as she navigates mental health, relationships, self-discovery and finding one’s vocation against a legacy of ancestral trauma and cultural conditioning.


“A heartfelt and deeply moving, impressionistic play” - Stuart Hoar, playwright


“I cried and laughed! Telling your story in such a beautiful and brave way is inspiring” – audience member


“Any woman over the age of twenty who has pondered their mother, grandmothers or maternal figures … your play would resonate with every woman regardless of cultural background” – audience member


“Lam is a fantastic performer and playwright, her words and movement deliver feelings and stories and reassure us that our dreams are valid, possible, and ever so human” – Dr Stephanie Han, author


Promo trailer - take a sneak peek here!


Cynthia will also be offering a free memoir writing workshop to complement to her one-woman show. Please see the event listing for details and registration:
愛,媽媽 (Love, Mum) memoir writing workshop.

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Duration

1hr 10min

Price

R15
Content Warning

Contains themes of depression and mental health

Venue

St Hilda's Collegiate School

2 Cobden Street Dunedin 9016

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