How to live “A Good Death”

The only thing inevitable about life is death. So why do we focus on leading a good life, without any thought on how to lead a good death?

A Good Death is a one-woman play led by palliative care doctor Dr Leong (Karen Tan) who helps her patients through their final days. Death creeps into her personal life as well, as she worries over the care for her dementia-ridden father. Despite these heavy-handed themes, A Good Death takes on a soft, composed approach, mainly bolstered by Tan’s graceful performance.

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“The Father”: memories, interrupted

Memories come in fragments. They are never methodically organised or neatly categorised as the way you had first experienced it. When someone asks, “Do you remember?”, it takes a while to jog your memory, to recollect a longgone moment in time. This is what Pangdemonium’s The Father attempts to recreatea collection of memories in disarray, but bound together by an ailing protagonist’s mind.

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