Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Take A Bow

After 8 years of great memories and bringing performing arts in KL to a whole new level, the Actor's Studio Bangsar has finally closed its curtains for good on 28 February 2009. Apparently after all the renovation at Bangsar Shopping Centre, the management just did not include the theatre in its plans. Though founders Datuk Faridah Merican and Joe Hasham have said they will be looking for a new place, nothing much is solid yet. They still have their branch over at Penang, but it will rather be a great pity if they're not continuing here. One can still remember the anguish when the flood a few years back pretty much wrecked Actor's Studio main headquarters over at Dayabumi which in turn gave the branch at Bangsar much more prominence. Of course, there are still other venues of performing arts which are gaining popularity nowadays like KLPAC and the Istana Budaya, but it just wouldn't be same without Actor's Studio. Let's pray they will continue on.


Janvier said...

Did you go watch the performances?

Elliot T. McBeal said...

The last show? Afraid not... hehe..

I am not a regular patron, just occasionally.