Tuesday, August 18, 2009

St. Michael's Institution Presents The Warlord of Terror!

Last Sunday night, I went back to our school with Stef and Pui Yee to watch the 55th school play. It's been a tradition in our school since 1954 where every year there is a drama chunked out and there is no exception for this year. This year, the title of the drama is The Warlord of Terror, a play directed by Timothy Chee, a veteran director who has helmed 28 out of 55 school plays, with original script by his son, Ian Chee.

OK. Confession time. After being a Michaelian for more or less 9 years, this is the first time I went to watch a school play. I donated money for the production through class, I helped to sell the tickets, I was even involved as a backstage crew in my Lower Sixth year, but I have yet to set my feet into the hall as an audience until now.

My ticket to my first school drama...

While I can't do any comparison between the plays but I can at least compared the production between my Lower Sixth play with this one. Honestly, the production for this year's play is very real in term of costumes and background. I still remembered my friends who played the gargoyles in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', the play I was involved, were wearing those brown manila boxes as their costumes, making the gargoyles shaped like, well, boxes. It was so funny seeing them in costumes. Maybe it's rather easy looking for Chinese costumes. And the background paintings. Very pretty.


Anyway, the gist of the show. It was inspired by the myths whispered from the dusts of the Tang Dynasty which tells the tale of a vicious leopard turning into a villain warlord, who needs human blood to maintain his human form. The main protagonist, Kuo, had to use his wit and wisdom to try to defeat the evil warlord to save the villagers and the damsel in distress.

Lousy camera so the qualities suck...

Honestly, I was not really captivated by the story though it had its moments. I was literally laughed out loud when the warlord started to rap and his demons break danced. It was so funny as it totally contrasted with the setting. It was rather artistic the direction the play headed compared to the straightforwardness in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'. But I did enjoyed myself.

After the play, we went around the school reminiscing the good old days. It's been so long since I came back to my alma mater. I kinda miss my secondary school life.

My beloved school, now in the hand of incapable principal...T.T

17 comments:

erictbk said...

hail hail, alma mater, hail to de la salle!!
LOL... in the hands of Phoon CC...
i missed the time in school drama!!! staying back, working together, rehearsals... ultimately, getting to loiter in jusco for "selling tickets".. XD
so much fun~

成亿 said...

u noe wat? during skul play dat time he sat bhind us and sleep!!! wat an embarrassment...he shud sit in d vip row entertainin d VIPs...

Ultraman Jino said...

i miss my alma mater too. too many sweet memories.


[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

成亿 said...

then go back visit la...wat's stoppin u??? which skul u from wo?

Ultraman Jino said...

i was from vi. i have no friend there, no teachers that i know, no juniors that i know. all that left is the building that stand proud on the ground. but the stupid guards do not allow me entrance. so i fed up and can only look from far haha


[Jino] - A man's not a man unless he knows how to shoot

成亿 said...

luckily, i still got teachers who still remember me...

Auds said...

wow seems u ppl really enjoyed the play =)
i'm so sad i didnt get to join ya'll...~sobs~

was corrinne around??? =P

Jacyn said...

wish I could go too...

成亿 said...

aud: u oso not bad le, went genting...no, corrinne was nowhere to be found...

jacyn: y couldnt you?

Jacyn said...

Dunno le.. Guess I missed my chance..

成亿 said...

there's always a next year...

Kris said...

that play looks very interesting and very well done. it was very fun to watch? =) (when you talked about demons it reminded me of monster bull from the monkey king)

成亿 said...

it was...not bad le the play...haha, i thought that monster bull is a god-bro of monkey king???

Auds said...

haha....i needed to destress from my super busy uni schedule...anyways wats genting to u....evrytime u and ur family go ther =P

u noe wat? i asked my sis hw was the play and she said it was SUPER BORING and the monk was so annoying XD aiyoo.....

成亿 said...

so how's ur genting trip? fun?

depends on ppl 1 la...some find it nice while some find it boring...me jz so-so

Auds said...

nice wei !! long time din go to genting adi....still didnt dare ride on the corkscrew tho....i relly enjoyed the bumper boat =D
the solero shot closed down adi ah??

成亿 said...

is it? d last time i went stil on wo...is it under repair?