|Presented By||W!LD RICE|
|Written By||Helmi Yusof|
|Directed By||Ivan Heng|
|Starring||Lok Meng Chue / Remesh Panicker / Elnie S. Mashari / Joshua Lim / Seong Hui Xuan|
Sex and star-crossed love are domains reserved for the young… aren’t they? That’s what Maggie, a retired school teacher, has always believed. But everything Maggie had come to assume and accept about her life changes when she agrees to teach Raju, an air-con repairman, how to read.
As their relationship blossoms into an unconventional romance, those close to Maggie begin to question her behaviour, morals and choices. Nora, her best friend, claims that she no longer recognises her. Wilfred, her son, is outraged. Only Gwen, Maggie’s daughter, seems to understand, but she has secrets of her own.
A romantic comedy that puts a cheeky spin on active ageing, Helmi Yusof’s first play challenges society’s attitudes towards sex and senior citizens. Inspiring and empowering, My Mother Buys Condoms challenges audiences to re-evaluate the freedom to love for those who may no longer be young in body, but remain young at heart.
MY MOTHER BUYS CONDOMS was first developed for the TheatreWorks Writers Lab’s ‘Writing From The Heart’ programme in 2014.