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MadWorld - The Show & Songs

Finally! After attending MadWorld's special preview session for bloggers in November, I'm all set to attend the real show in December. If you missed the shows at DUMC (3 & 5 December), don't fret. There are another three shows at SIBKL (24, 25 & 26 December). Check out details here.

MadWorld is a powerful, moving performance that carries a message that speaks to the core of your being. At the end of the show, there is this tiny, tugging conviction within you that echoes what the characters have unveiled to you. It's then up to you to answer that conviction. If you're attending the show at SIBKL, do go there with an open and fresh mind and reap the most out of every scene.

Synopsis for MadWorld
(from the leaflet handed out to all who attended the show)


MadWorld is a dance choreography accompanied by songs, music, and drama that bares the souls of two protagonists - Adam and Lucas. Set against a background of disasters and human suffering, we see these two men ask the question, "What is the worth or value of a human soul?"

We meet Adam in the second scene - a man whose life changed dramatically when disaster stuck. Having lost his fortune, family, and fortitude, he walks the streets - distraught, lonely, and destitute. Enter Lucas - polished, well-traveled, and sophisticated, a man who has it all. He has more than he could ever need in his lifetime - yet what will he do for his despairing fellow human being, whose life seems so displaced, even bizarre, next to his?

It is Lucas' first encounter with Adam that the story unfolds to consider the value of a man's soul. Why should Lucas - a man of high standing and prominence - give help or even look upon a homeless beggar? What could possible be gained? In the act of giving him a condescending, pathetic sum of 50 cents. Lucas in his cold manner tells Adam, that all he is worth - 50 cents.

Though Adam may be in poverty, yet it is at the disgrace of being flung a worthless bill that his anguish builds to much greater than all his past tragedies. Is he truly only worth a dollar? Does a man become worthless when he has nothing? Why be a man, then? Where does he find his true value?

What about Lucas? Following his encounter with Adam the beggar, Lucas goes home only to meet a human tragedy of a different kind - that of a failed marriage. Why is it that in spite of all he has materially provided for his family, he still fails to meet her needs for love and relationship. This is something he cannot give as he himself has measured human worth on success and possessions.

It is this conflict with his wife that he realizes that success had become his identity and thus had reduced him to being a cold, callous man. All that he saw as profit, had robbed him of his own soul. Where then can he find the true value of who he is? The question that haunt his mind is thus - "What does it profit a man who gains the whole world but has lost his very soul?" None of the beautiful corporate strategies and intellectual wit could help him answer that question.

As both men cry out in agony, each looking for their own souls, a song rings out from heaven - who among us have not been broken... who among us without guilt or pain...


The cast.

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Orphans of God - Avalon

Who here among us has not been broken
Who here among us is without guilt or pain
So oft' abandoned by our transgressions
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

Chorus:
There are no strangers
There are no outcasts
There are no orphans of God
So many fallen, but hallelujah
There are no orphans of God

Come ye unwanted and find affection
Come all ye weary, come and lay down your head
Come ye unworthy, you are my brother
If such a thing as grace exists
Then grace was made for lives like this

O blessed Father, look down upon us
We are Your children, we need Your love
We run before Your throne of mercy
And seek Your face to rise above

Chorus:
There are no strangers
There are no outcasts
There are no orphans of God
So many fallen, but hallelujah
There are no orphans of God

There are no strangers
There are no outcasts
There are no orphans of God
So many fallen, but hallelujah
There are no orphans of God

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