Notice: The Heart Comes to Mind will be presented as a theatrical experience on online video!
It’s a difficult time, but here’s some actual good news.
Although theatres are closed, and the live performances of The Heart Comes to Mind are cancelled, Checkpoint Theatre will be turning the production into a full online theatrical experience.
The performance will be brought from stage to screen with the full set, props, costume, and lighting design the team has crafted. With artful co-direction by Claire Wong and Joel Lim of Calibre Studios, the film will capture the entirety of the theatrical magic, as if you were seated there with us.
With the support of the Esplanade, filming will take place from 23-26 April, without a live audience but with plenty of time to record a rich and visually inventive experience of this play, and to edit it carefully for later release. We are excited by the creative opportunity this affords us to bring this lyrical and affecting work directly to you.
Stay connected via our mailing list and social media for information on the release date of this delayed broadcast. Patrons will of course receive full refunds for their purchased tickets to the live performances.
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.
Oon Shu An
- Set Designer
- Lighting Designer
Petrina Dawn Tan
- Costume Designer
Leonard Augustine Choo
- Sound Designer, Composer and Musician