From January 10 to 12, the AISJ Drama Club presented a play called "For All Generations", which was performed by the creative 'Sun and Sand Players' troupe. The play, written and co-directed by Mr. Mark Sasse, was an adaptation from the original play that he wrote and debuted back in November 2014 at the Penang Performance Arts Centre.
The production consisted of eight stories which were uncommon in plot and characterization, but bound by the same theme of 'generations'. "A Woman at War: A Musical" was a touching rendition of how everyone fights a different battle at war. "Jerome, the Malevolent God-King" was brilliant and ended with a shocking twist. "A Minute Problem at the World's Last Clock Shop" was punny and funny. You're never too old to prank your grandchild, it seems. "Words to Say at the End of the World" was a very emotional and moving story that showcased the nature of the relationship between a mother and a daughter. "Revenge of the Grandparents" was amusing, and told the story of how grandparents can have some fun, as well. "More Heart, Less Attack" sent out a message that parents only want the best for their children and scolding them isn't the best way to show it. "If Love is a Crime, String Me Up" was not afriad to touch the topic of slavery, and demonstrated how love can exist in the darkest times. "What was it like?" reminds us that in this fast paced society, sometimes we forget to look back.
As a whole, the play was extremely entertaining and certainly worthwhile to see. Huge props to Mr. Sasse for writing a play that was both heartwarming and hilarious. Thanks to Mr. Freitas for co-directing and to Mr. Van Dijk for his music direction. Of course, the performers took to the stage with passion, and to say they did a good job would be an understatement. Impressively, the stage didn't rely on a lot. The set was fairly simple, which allowed for quick transitions between acts. The show relied on the lighting and sound effects which were used creatively. The lighting and sound were amazing and used creatively.
Article Written by AISJ Student Santiago German
Pictures Taken by Mehdi Amani