The event started out with the 1st emcee, Fawaz Sammani, who gave the audience a warm welcome. Then came along the 2nd emcee, Miss Karrie, who made the audience feel even more welcomed than ever with her bubbly personality. Before the play began, she had introduced Caleb Goh to perform classical musical pieces on his very own cello. You could feel his passion just by looking at the way he played the cello. The audience were mesmerized by his performance, as all eyes were just focused on him.
After the wonderful performance, Caleb left the stage with a humble bow. The stage was empty and then, it was time for the actors to shine. The play revolves around an 18-year-old boy named Henry (played by Karam Altabba) who is madly in love with a married woman by the name of Aurora (played by Wee Shyre May). He writes her beautiful poems that she herself admires. But when the poems are lost, she gets into a frantic and tries to get Henry to lie to her husband saying they were written to some other girl who coincidentally has the name ‘Aurora’. And the reason that Henry showed her the poems was due to the fact they both shared the same name!
Eventually, Aurora’s husband, whom she calls ‘Teddy’ was suspicious about the letters. Henry went on with the plan to lie but to his great surprise, Teddy was angered at the thought that Henry wrote them to another woman whom he knew no man could ever resist. As he says, “You wouldn’t dream of writing poems to my wife? …My wife is not good enough for you?”
The comedic twist at the end left the audience laughing and amused at the trouble that followed the young handsome lad. Indeed, it was a play with wittiness and humour. The actors did their part well and had everyone convinced in their roles. Of course, the brains behind the play was none other than the director herself, Rama Devi Prasad, and her assistant director, Janice Ho Yean Li. The play was no doubt a success and frankly, I must admit, I wish I had a British accent.
By Little Miss Whimsical