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by Florian Zeller PANGDEMONIUM Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore Florian Zeller's  The Father  was a searing examination of dementia. In  The Son , he sensitively evoked the spectre of teenage depression. Pangdemonium completes the acclaimed French dramatist's family trilogy with this moving play that focuses on the emotional breakdown of a woman. Together, they form a powerful portrait of mental illness that can affect one at different stages in life. Anne (Janice Koh) is a restless middle-aged woman who whiles away her time at home. She suspects her busy husband Pierre (Adrian Pang) of having an affair. She misses her adult son Nicholas (Jamil Schulze) who has moved out to stay with his girlfriend Emily (Mehr Dudeja).  Scenes of Pierre returning from the office or her having breakfast repeat themselves with minor variations, making us just as confused and disorientated as Anne. Is Pierre really away on a business trip? Has Nicholas moved back home? Is there more to the sultry E

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