Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Monkey's Paw

The second play featured in our Emax Evening at the Theatre kicking off tonight at The Fridge Dubai, is The Monkey's Paw.

This short story by W.W. Jacobs has been a favorite of mine for a while now and I was waiting for an opportunity to showcase it on stage or film. Considering it was written in 1902, the sheer impact it generates simply in the telling is evidence of its place in the pantheon of true classics.

The Monkey's Paw is a chilling tale of fate and retribution. A talisman that purports to grant its owner three wishes seems to be a wild yarn at first; but be warned, the last owner's third wish was for death.

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