The highly acclaimed theatre production from playwright-cum-performer Wolfe Bowart, Letter’s End, is set to enchant the young and the young at heart at Auditorium DBKL on 30th September and 1st October.
Letter’s End is a visual composition that weaves together clown theater and circus skill, stage illusion, puppetry, as well as physical comedy.
Bowart’s unique method of story-telling is becoming rare. It is no surprise that his productions have charmed audiences of all ages in countries around the world.
Letter’s End, a Helpmann® Award nominee, is presented by The KL International Arts Festival (KLIAF), bringing this live show to us rather than just having the opportunity to watch on our digital devices.
In Bowart’s own words during an interview about Letter’s End and the technique of presentation, “Although the character in Letter’s End doesn’t speak, he communicates with his body, additionally through music, a little voice over and the magic of technical theatre. The audience inevitably understands what the actor is going through.
“The word ‘mime’ has traditionally been used to describe the art of creating the illusion of objects and space – a man stuck in an invisible box or eating an imaginary apple.
“In Letter’s End the boxes are real and I really eat an apple. Letter’s End is filled with shadow puppets, film interaction, magic and circus acts – it’s funny as well as heart-warming at the same time. This makes it a unique theatrical experience, also because the story is told using stage illusion and circus skills, I’m often asked, ‘How did you do that?’”
Bowart believes that nothing beats a live act to captivate and delight children. At one point of the performance, he invites a young audience member to participate on stage, making his performance more interactive.
Using the power of imagination, Bowart seeks to evoke a range of emotions and responses from his audience, in particular, laughter. He truly feels that it is important to have a big laugh as it’s good for a person’s overall wellbeing.
With such promises, it is difficult not to spend an enjoyable 75 minutes as Bowart puts on a fascinating performance for our child and inner child.
Event: The KL International Arts Festival (KLIAF): Letter’s End
Venue: Auditorium DBKL, Kuala Lumpur
Date: 30th Sept & 1st Oct, 2017
Time: 11am & 3pm
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