Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Flagrante Delicto - The Celebration

“Do you have a backup or contingency plan?” Out of concern, one of my colleagues asked me while going out lunch together. “What happen if any of the cast members is late for the show?” That was a good question as most cast members continued with their daily work and rushed to Bangsar Shopping Complex to perform the show in the evening. “… the show must go on,” I answered.

After five consecutive shows starting from Wednesday 26 July, we finally completed performing the comedy drama – mission successfully accomplished. There was no backup or contingency plan: all the 19 cast members were there – every evening – 1.5 hours before show time at 8:30 p.m. Such was the commitment, superb teamwork and showmanship for the entire cast members of Speakers’ Dream Toastmasters Club.

After performing the last show on Sunday 30 July, I felt relief that I could take a rest but I also yearn for more drama shows in future. It was really fun to be able to stand on stage and perform in the character that one is supposed to act – it is just an extension of delivering Toastmasters speeches but with much emphasis on facial expression, body language, vocal variety. And Yes, speak with (or express) conviction too.

The entire cast together with the Director and Producer adjourned to the Café right in front of Bangsar Shopping Complex for an immediate celebration. The mood was upbeat, jovial and happy. The Club made a little profit, sufficient for the next elaborated celebration in a week’s time.

Note: the bundles of RM100 and RM50 currency notes shown in the photo are props. It would be wonderful if those are real currencies earned from the show.

Please click here to view 215 photos taken by Jason Lee and KC during rehearsal and show time, and also audience responses.


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