Raymond Toh Interview:
I Love A-Ai premiered in Hong Kong to much popular acclaim, and after watching it, Rachel and I can clearly see why.
Essentially, the play is about the cliché, yet timeless topic, LOVE. By using the bizarre love story between a 70-year-old grandfather and his maid as a central plot device, a series of intertwining love stories involving different individuals in the family are framed in beautifully, each exploring its own definition of love.
The set is minimal, confined to the day-to-day routines in the patriarch’s old house as his children, their spouses, grandchildren and his friends come and go on different occasions. Yet that was all that was needed to tell compelling love stories, focusing on emotions and interactions between the characters, rather than glitzy set distraction.
Rachel and I were both touched by the delicate and heartwarming treatment of the various love stories in the play. We both enjoyed I Love A-Ai very much and would highly recommend it to everyone. Whether you are seeking love, found love or lost love, there should still be a story in the play which can speak to you and make you feel warm inside. 🙂
How do you price a heart? What do you make of love?
A terminally ill 70-year-old grandfather is living out his twilight years when, one day he declares his love for his caregiver, A-Ai. What’s more, she’s pregnant! His determination to marry her and father the unborn child leaves his children furious and puzzled. If he was your dad, how would you react? Would you be suspicious? Would you be angry? Or would it leave you at a loss?
Can you accept such an unusual relationship?
The old man’s actions create an uproar in his household and ignite an exploration into the infinite facets of love. Watch how this family comes to terms with the awkward affair in this heartwarming family drama, and grapples with the question of unconditional love.
17 Mar – 3 Apr 2011
8pm (星期二至六 Tue – Sat)
3pm (星期六和日 Sat & Sun)
2 hours (including intermission)
Drama Centre Theatre
TICKET PRICE (Exclude Booking Fee)
Standard – S$56, S$46, S$36, S$26
Restricted View – S$26
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