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..