Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Our Town

In my university days, we got to do one English play on our third year of studies. The play was chosen by the drama lecturer (I suppose) and we had to "audition" to get the parts. Those of us who weren't chosen to be in the play would help out in other ways, such as being involved as make-up artists or helping out with the stage. 

That year, 1999, the chosen play was "Our Town" by Thornton Wilder. In the audition we only had to say certain English sentences in front of our lecturers. Guess which part I landed? One of the dead!!! I'm seriousss...I only had to stay still and have this deathly make-up on and among with my other friends who played the dead, we only had a few lines to say ha ha ha ha ha...

The whole experience was very interesting, though. We rehearsed without using any props or lighting, even though the stage was already built during the last few rehearsals. Nowadays in our university there is a spanking new, real theatre-like room for this purpose, but back then during our days, the stage was really simple.

What I didn't expect, though, was how glaring and powerful the lighting would be. I had teary eyes and I never knew that such powerful lighting could feel THAT hot. But I couldn't really wipe my eyes because I played the dead - so I wasn't supposed to move a muscle he he...But anyway, we all had fun. We invited people to watch - they had to pay a small sum of money for the tickets.

Anyway, here's a pic of me and the others with our stage make-up on. Guess which one I am? I know the pic isn't that clear 'coz it's scanned from a regular photo and the photo itself isn't that clear.

Oh yeah, before I forget...I'd like to share my blogger friend's book. I've always admired her writings and she's been a dear friend to me. I've just bought her e-book through Kindle store. Mind you, I don't have a real Kindle reader, but you can download a free Kindle reader for PC and there are always free books to download in the site and so far I've downloaded at least a dozen books. I still prefer real books compared to e-books, but in terms of space, having e-books is handy 'coz they don't clutter the house ha ha...

Anyway, here's the trailer of her e-book entitled "First Light" by Michelle Frost. If you're interested, you can also buy it in a regular book form through amazon. I've only started reading a few pages but I'm absorbed already!!! :-D As a matter of fact, after publishing this, I'm gonna go back to reading it he he...can't wait to find out what's going to happen!!!! :-D


  1. Haha the dead?? Interesting experience though. L-R, 2nd row no. 2. ;-D

  2. thanks for sharing this photo, Amel. Interest :D I never play on stage like that, not dare hi hi hi...

    hmmm...looks interest book. Triller or drama?? or action book maybe :D

  3. I agree with Choc Mint Girl.
    You wore white shirt, didn't you?
    Looking forward to the confirmation of our guess :)

  4. @M: It's MY pleasure. :-D

    @CMG: ARRGGHHH!!! Too easy. 100 points for you! :-D HE HE HE HE HE...

    @Jul: Oh, you never played on a stage, even when you were in kindergarten? I played as a star in kindergarten ha ha...The book is fantasy. :-D

    @Klara: 100 points for you too, Klara. HE HE HE HE HE HE...Yeah, I was the shortest one among the bunch HA HA HA HA...:-D I had very short hair back then (like Demi Moore in Ghost). :-D

    1. nice to see that my penfriend was a beautiful girl. So it means it is now a beautiful woman!!!

  5. How fantastic! I have only been in plays a few times (and always in pretty small roles) but I think it's so satisfying to rehearse and perform (not to mention really exciting!)