We take special pride in our performing arts scene, particularly our Whole School Production. Held once every two years, the production requires students to be fully involved in front of the stage and backstage for a wholesome exposure to the world of performance.
This year, the curtains rose on the sweeping play of the Caucasian Chalk Circleon 27 th April at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.
The Caucasian Chalk Circle is written by Bertolt Brecht in 1944 based on a 14th-century Chinese play, Circle of Chalk by Li Xingdao. MIGS has adopted and adapted the version translated by Eric Bentley.
The cast, made up of 48 students aged between five to 17 years, have been practising wholeheartedly since November 2016 for this performance.
It was a dazzling affair when the two-hour drama-musical was presented to a strong crowd of 400 guests. From a village in the Klang Valley during the World War II era to the
Caucasus Mountains in Eastern Europe, the audience was taken through the emotional tale of an abandoned child claimed by and fought over by two mothers.
Lively dancing and vibrant songs were interspersed with the performance. As cast members embraced their individual characters and brought the story to life, the audience was made to question their own expectations and assumptions about the characters and their actions.
Cast and crew members deservedly received a lengthy standing ovation at the end of a spectacular night.