LIZARD – Theatre Play @ PJ LIve Arts, Jaya One

Winning Nyonya thriller performed in Chinese, “Lizard” is a 90-minute theatre performance that examines the relationship between family members, the manipulation of feelings and trust, and men’s obsession to control..

The story revolves around a conventional Chinese family with a paralysed mother who can only communicate through her eyes;

The father who had faithfully remained at the side of his wife;
The eldest son who owns a café at the age of 24;
A conservative and bashful elder daughter who writes for a living;
And the youngest daughter who is abrasive and unafraid to challenge the authority.

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Don’t Duck It Party @ Jaya One

What’s happening?

Don’t Duck It Party by Passionately You

When?

22 October 2011 (Saturday)

Why?

For a good cause and for your own good too!

THE PASSIONATELY YOU
Cervical & Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

A voluntary collaboration between Assunta Hospital, Asia Assistance, Jaya One and Pj Live Arts founded to encourage the community to support the cause for cervical & breast cancer awareness and early detection.

It also helps to raise funds for the Community Treatment Program at Assunta Hospital that provides aid to cancer patients from the low income group.

It started out as Passionately Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign mainly targeted at females aged 25 years old and above to encourage awareness and detection. In 2009, cervical cancer was added to the campaign cause to further stress the importance of healthcare.

  • Main Objective

Raise awareness (to educate people on how to detect, what to do, and how to deal with) to the masses, starting from 18 years old and moving upwards to 45 years old.

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God Of Carnage Sneak Preview @ PJ Live Arts, Jaya One

First of all, very much thanks to PJ Live Arts and Salina & Associates PR to invite the bunch of us from media and blogs to preview “God of Carnage” at PJ Live Arts Theatre, Jaya One last night..

Was there with Daphne and we definitely had a good laugh after a hectic week and the mount of stress and pressure..

“GOD of CARNAGE” is a 2009 Tony Award winning play which premiered in New York. The play at the PJ Laugh Festival will boast Malaysia’s own star casts of Will Quah, Maya Tan, Megat Sharizal and Lina Teoh..


*L>R – Megat Shahrizal, Maya Tan, Lina Teoh, and Will Quah*

Two young boys, a stick and some broken teeth are the catalyst in this tale of two families. Veronica (Maya), a writer and Michael (Megat), a company wholesaler, are parents to Henry..Annette (Lina Teoh), a wealth manager, and Alan (Will Quah), a lawyer, are parents to Benjamin. The two couples meet to discuss the misdemeanours of their sons..

I have to say the opening part was a bit shaky as I couldn’t really catch what they are discussing about where they were actually talking bout their sons fighting each other..

The conversation was a bit messy as the play were based exactly like the original one in Broadway, so the whole play is set in New York..

Strong English language were used and if you are not quite familiar with the set and the accent you might be the few confused one in the auditorium..

Fret not, the play was done very professionally and they really put up the work and effort in their face expressions and body language..

I bet you will start laughing on the expressions and body language then slowly pick up on the conversation later on..

Their acting was very convincing, IMHO, with the drunk expression, fights, and even something yucky that would really surprise you..

And I have to say it’s consider a rare occasion where you will see celebrities let loose and behave like a kid on stage apart from their supposed-elegant-look at events and all..

So a piece of advice, don’t sit in the front rows..Stay back a bit..You have been warned..

Well, it’s my first time to see a live stage play and it hits the right notes to me..I’m not sure if other plays were this good but I have to say I really like this play..

It’s like watching local sitcom ala “Friends” style, but live on stage in stead of TV..Great acting for a continuous 90-minutes with no intermission at all!

If you ask me, I would give it a rating of 8.5/10 for a first-time experience, plus all the acting especially on, urm, well I shall not spoil it..

You guys go watch it and have fun alright..The rating is solely based on my own opinion and yes I might have exaggerated it but it’s my first-time experience of watching a stage play..

“God of Carnage” have shows on 28th-30th April and 3rd-7th May for the 8.30pm show while 30th April, 1st May, and 7th-8th May for the 5pm show..

The ticket is selling at RM60 and I would say it’s worth the money for a 90-minutes breakaway..

IMHO, don’t bring your young kids with you or your “parents” image might get a little bit of setback..

So, just enjoy the show and do visit www.pjla.com.my for more information..

PJ Laugh Fest – God of Carnage @ PJ Live Arts, Jaya One

PJ Live Arts (PJLA) in Jaya One is bringing back the second annual PJ Laugh Fest with a roar..

PJ Laugh Fest will open with 2009 Tony Awards winning play, “God of Carnage” which premiered in New York in 2009 with Hollywood bigwigs Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, James Gandolfini, and award winner for Best Actress In A Play, Marcia Gay Harden..

The Malaysian version will boast our own star casts of Will Quah, Maya Tan, Megat Shahrizal, and Lina Teoh..

For those who don’t know, “God of Carnage” is about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner..

However, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos..

Boys will be boys, but can the grownups be grown up enough to resolve their differences without losing sight of right and wrong? The facade of civility shatters as the God of Carnage wreaks havoc in the living room and all hell breaks loose in the most hilarious manner!

The PJ Laugh Fest kickstart with “God of Carnage” and its first show is on 28th April (Thursday) 2011 at 8.30pm, with subsequent shows on 29th-30th April and 3rd-7th May for 8.30pm slot..

There are also 5pm shows on 30th April, 1st May, and 7th-8th May..

Priced at RM60 for a 90-minutes show without intermission! I would say it’s quite a deal for an established play with a strong local casts..

If you are paying attention to this blog post, I would love to offer you something great, that is A PAIR of FREE TICKETS to the “God of Carnage” sneak preview!

Sneak preview : 25th April 2011, Monday
Venue : PJ Live Arts Theatre (Level 2)

You will be among the first group of people to watch the play 3 days before its first official show!

By using the power of Google or you can click on www.pjla.com.my, tell me the titles of the 3 shows that fit the following descriptions or info :

Show 1 – The Godfathers of Comedy

Show 2 – A solo show with opening act by David Lai

Show 3 – Casts featuring Douglas Lim, Harith Iskandar, Afdlin Shauki, Kuah Jenhan, and many more

Leave you answers in the comment section with names of you and your partner (who you are going with), a valid e-mail address (I don’t accept 1Malaysia e-mail address :P ) in the empty boxes, and then your answers..

And also tell me why do you like stage comedy (aka stand-up comedy, stage play, sketch, etc) in a slogan-thing of “I like stage comedy because…..”

Examples as below :

Name : John and Jenny

Email : john@email.com

Comments :

Show 1 – [answer]

Show 2 – [answer]

Show 3 – [answer]

I like stage comedy because…..[your comment]….

Then click “Submit Comment”..

Contest close on 24th April 2011 (Sunday) at 6pm..Do check the blog post again or your e-mail from 7pm onwards if you are a winner!

P/S – If you are UNABLE to reply my e-mail with the details I need within 90-minutes from the time I’ve sent out the e-mail, then your ticket(s) will be forfeited and will be given to the next winner in-line..

That’s why do check your e-mail from 7pm ONWARDS to know if you still manage to catch the sneak preview!

So make sure you give me a valid e-mail address and make sure your e-mail don’t cause any trouble such as receiving it late or things like that..

An advice, use Gmail if possible, the sending and receiving is almost at real-time..

The pair of free tix is courtesy of PJLA and also thanks to Salina & Associates PR..

For further info on “God of Carnage” and other upcoming shows during the PJ Laugh Fest, do visit www.pjla.com.my..

MACC (Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians) First EGM (Easy Going Meeting)

When we talk about Chinese comedian who usually comes into our mind? Stephen Chow is an instant answer..

How about our very own Malaysian Chinese comedian? Just in case if you have forgotten, remember the local comedy sitcom Kopitiam?

Yes, the used-to-be gay-ish looking Douglas Lim is one of the very few (or maybe the only one) local Chinese comedians that we have..

It’s hard for a Chinese to break into the local comedy scene especially with the existence of comedian group Senario, Afdlin Shauki, and Harith Iskandar, it makes matter worse..

But Douglas never gave up there and then..He searched  far and wide around Malaysia and found two like-minded (and like-coloured) people..

Together they are M.A.C.C – Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians, and this is their first ever EGM..

No not Extraordinary General Meeting like what MCA is having..It’s M.A.C.C‘s EGM, Easy Going Meeting..

Instead of debating who should be sacked and who should be appointed as party president, their agenda are funny observations, song parodies, impersonations, and witty revelations from the founding memebrs of M.A.C.C – Douglas Lim, Chi Ho, and Jenhan..

Click HERE and HERE for reference regarding the other two unknown performers..

macc malaysian association of chinese comedians ycom young comedian of malaysia egm easy going meeting

Although they are Chinese comedians, never expect them to speak in Chinese..It’s all in English! And we all Malaysians ma, sure got campur rojak Manglish wan..Don’t worry..

M.A.C.C.’s first E.G.M. will commence at the PJ Live Arts Centre, Jaya ONE, on the following days :

  • Saturday, 17 October 2009 – 9pm
  • Sunday, 18 October 2009 – 3pm (Matinee)
  • Sunday, 18 October 2009 – 9pm
  • Saturday, 24 October 2009 – 9pm
  • Sunday, 25 October 2009 – 3pm (Matinee)
  • Sunday 25 October 2009 – 9pm

MARK YOUR DATES~!!!!

ALL SHOWS AT ONLY RM 33.88~!!!

Chinese saying ‘sang sang fatt fatt’ ma..Live live rich rich~!!

But do bear in mind that with Douglas Lim around, RM 33.88 is definitely a steal!

Tickets available at TICKETCHARGE (603) 2241 9999 or visit www.ticketcharge.com.my..

This Performance Is Brought To You By Principal Connection (M) Sdn Bhd and is Supported By Young Comedians of Malaysia (YCOM)

Or for more details you can check out their Facebook Event Page (or RSVP – still need to pay!)..