Adapted from: Stella Kon’s Emily of Emerald Hill
Directed by: Jalyn Han
Devised and Performed in Mandarin by: BA (Hons) Theatre Arts (Mandarin Drama) Students
Reference: Mandarin translated version by Ng Sin Yue, Tan Beng Luan and Fok Yit Wai
Nyonya, Peranakan, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a sister-in-law, a good friend, a matriarch, an abandoned woman…
What defines social class? How does social status depend on what is considered acceptable to society? Whether we choose to discriminate against the poor or reject the notion of wealth, each person has his/her own critical standards of defining identity, status and power. Such standards also point to an invisible class myth.
What is the cause of the inequality that has persisted since ancient times? What is holding society back?