I LOVE A-AI
A terminally ill 70-year-old grandfather is living out his twilight years when, one day he declares his love for his domestic helper, A-Ai. What’s more, she’s pregnant! His determination to marry her and father the unborn child leaves his children furious and puzzled. Watch how this family come to terms with the affair, and grapple with the question of unconditional love.
I LOVE A-AI is a deeply moving drama written by award-winning Hong Kong playwright Raymond To. Raymond To also penned the local hit musical, “If There’re Seasons…”.
Date: 17 March – 3 April 2011
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
Director: Wong May Lan
Playwright: Raymond To
Assistant Director: Hung Chit-Wah, Felix
Set Designer: Kuo Jian Hong
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Sound Designer: John Lee Hong Ping
Costume Designer: Theresa Chan
Hair Designer: Ashley Lim
M.A.C Creative Artist: Beno Lim
Cast: Tammy Chan Li Yi, Hung Chit-Wah, Felx, Janice Koh, Kuang Zhishan, Hsieh Yu-Chun, Lim Chiong Ngian, Lim Meng Jiat, Thomas Lim, Leow Jia Le Enrico, Sharon Liew, Johnny Ng, Pek Ah Say, Rei Poh, Su Jun Ying, Steven Woon, Catherine Sng, Keo Tan He Qin, Lex Tan Peng Qin, Valerie Tan Zhen Ying, Tan Zhi Xi, Sabrina, Tan Zhi Xuan, Alyssa, Katherine Tang, Catherine Wong, Xu Bin
The most striking aspect of the show though is arguably Kuo Jian Hong’s revolving set. One does not expect something so fancy in a small family drama and Wong uses it well: characters weave their way in and out of different parts of the house – from say, dining room to verandah – as the structure revolves to offer the audience different perspectives of the family home.