Thursday, July 05, 2007

Alias Grace

Went to see the Malthouse Theatre production of Alias Grace last night at KLPac and thoroughly enjoyed it despite being in an advanced state of exhaustion after my up and down trip to Kota Bharu yesterday.

It's remarkable how a whole novel can be adapted to stage and performed by just one actress ... and come over as strongly as the original. Caroline Lee who played Grace Marks throughly deserved her standing ovation. (A one hour forty minute solo show without a break is no joke!)

Was Grace Marks a murderer? I love the way that we're kept guessing ... in the play as in the book ...

Will be doing a play adaptation workshop with Instant Cafe Theatre's FIRSTWoRKS this weekend and am very much looking forward to it.

4 comments:

zubin said...

hi again, I am from Kota Bharu and my Selipar jepun play is about the journey from Kota Bharu to Singapore. Don't forget to come ok.

sally said...

I agree. She was absolutely brilliant last night. I am so glad I went.

bibliobibuli said...

i was too lazy to blog about the excellent set and soundtrack too ...

hellfried said...

thanks, your post inspired me to pen down my own take on a great play.