A FILM-NOIR STYLED WHODUNIT PLAY – THE RETREAT

I’M Entertainment, a fresh theatre production house, is showcasing their inaugural full-length play aptly named ‘the Retreat’. Like most Malaysian ideas, ‘the Retreat’ was conceived in the local mamak...

I’M Entertainment, a fresh theatre production house, is showcasing their inaugural full-length play aptly named ‘the Retreat’. Like most Malaysian ideas, ‘the Retreat’ was conceived in the local mamak . Then, after over seven months of discussion, two full audition days and several weeks of brain-churning writing, ‘the Retreat’ opens on the 14th of July and will run for 3 days.

‘the Retreat’ is set in a secluded island far away from any sort of civilization. Five shipwreck survivors with mental conditions convene in a rehabilitation retreat to seek for help. Gina Chong (Vinna Law), arrives at the holiday home three days late; greeted by Josh Cagan (Timmy Ong) and Garrick Callahan (Charles Roberts). Soon after, Charlie Genevieve (Alia Kearney) and Grace Campbell (Lee Min Hui) joins them.

Trouble ensues when the power gets cut off and death takes someone who’s in the home. As the story progresses, one by one of them die a horrific death. A four-act play with deaths will leave you with one question – who is the killer?

In the tradition of a whodunit, audience members are given clues throughout the play to figure out who the killer is. Therapy sessions with Dr. Robert Paul (Lenny Wan) add to the suspense and the confusion as to who the murderer is.

‘the Retreat’ is an original play written by co-founder Michelle Tan and is directed by Ian Nathaniel and Michelle Tan, sound design by Anusha Abishegam and fight choreography by internationally acclaimed MMA fighter – Peter Davis.

“I never knew how hard it was to be able to write a thriller that would be smart and yet suspenseful at the same time.” Michelle grinned. “After many versions of the script, we finally settled on one and that was it.”

The cast of ‘the Retreat’ were carefully chosen based on their performance at the audition. Pinned against almost 40 other auditionees, we believe that these actors will leave you with goosebumps and a dropped jaw.

“And excellent cast is essential for any play. Each of our actors breathes life perfectly into their characters. To see it from paper to life is just amazing. You have to see it to believe it.” Ian said confidently.

I’M needs your help! ‘the Retreat’ is currently crowd funding on our website (https://imentertainment.wixsite.com/theretreat) and is looking to raise RM 15,000 to put up the show. Purchase your tickets by pledging! Pledge starts from RM 20.

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If you would like more information or to schedule interviews, please contact Michelle Tan at +6 016 683 2033 or email at Improductions.my@gmail.com.

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