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 ageing 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 Heart Comes to Mind is a co-production by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Checkpoint Theatre for The Studios 2020.
Notice: The Heart Comes to Mind was a co-production by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay and Checkpoint Theatre for The Studios 2020. It premiered as an audio recording, as part of the inaugural digital season, The Studios Online, from 16 May – 12 Jun 2020. This video, complementary to the audio recording, was first published on Esplanade Offstage as part of the inaugural digital season, The Studios Online, from 16 May – 12 Jun 2020.
Oon Shu An
- Sound Designer, Composer and Musician
- Co-composer and Cellist
- Set Designer
- Lighting Designer
Petrina Dawn Tan
- Costume Designer
Leonard Augustine Choo
“[Lucas] Ho’s writing is imagistic and larded with poetic turns of phrases… Composer Shah Tahir has created a practically wall-to-wall soundscape for the play. It is a beautifully textured auditory tapestry...”The Straits Times