This year, Footstool Players is proud to restage our critically acclaimed award-winning 2008 production Crazy Little Thing Called Love – a collection of comedic and dramatic sketches exploring the themes of love, courtship, marriage and family relationships.
There's innocence, idealism, joy, humour, reassurance, hope, regret, heartbreak, sorrow, and more – everything that comes with that "crazy little thing called love"!
You'll laugh, you'll weep, you'll ponder. But most importantly, you'll also think – and perhaps also discover.
The sketches are:
BE REAL - Steven Hicks & Jerry Cohagan
A young man prepares a video about himself for a dating service, amidst pressure to portray himself as someone he is not.
WHATEVER - Paul & Nicole Johnson
A courting couple too eager to please the other can’t seem to decide on what to do on their date.
LOST IN TRANSMISSION - Colin Kirton, adapted from Dave Barry
A humorous look at the drastically different ways men and women think.
I LOVE YOU MORE - Jan Peterson Ewen
A couple in love each try to out-do one another in expressing their love for each other.
THE LEDGER PEOPLE - Paul & Nicole Johnson
A married couple furiously keep score on each other, jotting down each other’s merits and demerits in their ledgers.
WORD PICTURE - Charlie Jones
A couple discover how their marriage evolved into the suffocating “prison” it is, from the “gazebo” it once was, where love freely blew through like the wind.
A SORRY EXCUSE - Martha Bolton
Why is it so difficult to say sorry?
IMPASSE - The Jeremiah People
A divorced single mother struggles to let go of her growing-up daughter.
I AM MY FATHER’S SON - Colin Kirton & Jonah Sng
A young man reflects on broken bridges between him and his terminally ill father.
A LATE LUNCH - Lawrence & Annie Enscoe
A woman meets up for lunch with her emotionally distant father who left her when she was a girl.
SAYING GOODBYE - Karen Llewellyn
A grown-up daughter reflects on the various times she has said goodbye to her now-deceased father, and how those memories are intrinsic to who she is, and always will be.
BILLY - Charlie & Ruth Jones
A little boy who was adopted comes to understand that his adoptive father’s love for him is simply unconditional.
THE GREATEST OF THESE - Paul & Nicole Johnson
A dramatised reading of an adapted excerpt of “The Love Chapter” on the nature of true love.
Created, produced and directed by Colin Kirton
Co-directed by Jonathan Tan and Sean Low
Performed by Ann Choo, Ee Soon Wei, Colin Kirton, Linora Low, Sean Low and Adrene Wong.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love is suitable for all audiences, aged to 10-100, regardless of religious background or affiliation.
110 minutes (excluding a 15 minute intermission)
AUDIENCE FEEDBACK FROM OUR 2008 PRODUCTION
"It was brilliant! Heartwarming, heart-wrenching, painful, joyful, so intense, simply hilarious. Loved the way the messages hit all age groups and how anyone can relate to the characters being portrayed. Every character was so real."
"Superb performance. Each sketch is thought-provoking and serves as a stark, timely and impactful reminder of how important it is for families, especially couples, to nurture their relationships. Thanks!"
"I liked how you guys were able to accurately express the tough stuff about love."
13-16 & 19-23 NOVEMBER 2014
8:30 pm Wed-Sun except 23 November
3:00 pm Sat-Sun
Damansara Performing Arts Centre (Theatre)
Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8
Damansara Perdana, Petaling Jaya
Please note that the pinned location for DPAC on Google Maps and Waze is wrong.
For directions, please refer to: bit.ly/DPACmap
Park at E1 and E3 opposite PJ Trade Centre.
Tickets: DPAC Box Office
(03) 4065 0001 / 0002 or www.dpac.com.my
4-7 DECEMBER 2014
8:30 pm Thu-Sun
3:00 pm Sat-Sun
Penang Performing Arts Centre (Stage 1)
Straits Quay, Pulau Pinang
Tickets: PenangPAC Box Office
(04) 899 1722 / 2722 or www.penangpac.org
RM38 students, senior citizens (over 60), disabled
Twitter: @FootstoolP #CLTCL2014
Produced by Kirton Call Productions
In partnership with Focus on the Family Malaysia
Official radio station MIX FM
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