Over the years, City Harvest’s Easter production has gained a reputation for its original storylines that underscore the significance of the season in contemporary yet relevant ways.
This year’s drama is titled Life-book and director Jaslynn Khoo, promises that the churchgoers will not be disappointed. She refuses to reveal much except that while Easter plays are typically period dramas, Life-book takes place in modern times.
The publicity postcard provides a hint: Both the title and graphic interface bear close resemblance to Facebook. Khoo reveals that “[social networking] will be a tool in the drama and will be instrumental in whatever happens in the plot.”
CHC’s creative director, KC Gan is even more cryptic. “What price are we willing to pay to ‘win’? If we have to win at all cost, have we already lost? The drama will explore these issues and struggles, through the gospel story presented from a new angle.”
Cast member Timothy Wan says, “I think people will enjoy seeing the story of Jesus being told in a relatable and modern manner.”
Despite the contemporary setting, Khoo says that there will be “parallel scenes” in the story to help the audience relate to the story of Jesus. “It will almost feel as if Jesus is walking among us in the 21st century.”
Life-book will be performed at seven services next weekend, starting from Good Friday.