My favorite was probably Martin. He left an impression on me. Compared to all the other people I've met, he was the only one that made my heart feel heavy. There was something in the air. Tension? Sadness? I'm not sure, but I couldn't stop thinking about him. He was young, in his late teens, curious about Bill's show. It's meaning.
The first couple, who very much love one another, cannot seem to wrap their heads around the fact that the other is having an affair. They assume that the other is perfect, as if! Now I am not saying that I condone cheating on one's spouse, but no couple is ever perfect. The second couple are the friends of the first couple, supposedly. All of whom are cheating on one another with each other and than some, ewww!
The characters were introduced to us by Professor Snake a mischievous scoundrel who did not say much during the play but represented the story in a physical form (hopefully that makes sense). There was a snake on the playbill, I'm speaking about that deeper meaning. All the characters came off as untrustworthy to me, except Charles Surfaced, who’s name was being defiled throughout the whole first half.
In the middle of it all, middle Alison also comes into the picture while she is in high school. At this point there is whole lot going on in her mind... questioning her sexuality. There are flashbacks to when she was little and how she hated wearing dresses.
Marcus and Jonathan are in a relationship just like Lucas and Matthew. The sticky part is that Marcus and Lucas used to have a relationship of their own. It's gets even stickier because all four men live in the same building and they're all in the same profession. The profession of the priesthood. It couldn't get any messier if you asked me and that's just how I like my plays; messy, over-the-top, and full of drama. I was so ready to watch it all unfold!
A love story. About a defiant and empowered woman (Katherina) and a man (Petruchio) who desires to tame her, promising that she will never be the same. The play goes through the tormented love rants/chants of Petruchio in his aim to "tame" Katherina, but it ends with Petruchio being tamed out of his shrewd, overpowering self.
Pam gave one of the most brutal verbal ass whooping that I have ever witnessed. She was dynamic and strong. I myself have had a teacher like this. Pam was my history teacher on steroids with the ability to commit man slaughter with her words. I mean damn!!!! She spoke to Ricky about her long years working in that school and the frustrations she has when trying to maintain those high school kids on the right path.
There are times when I see a title of a show and have no clue as to what I would be seeing. Then there are times when a title leads me to have some sort of expectation. Well, "Revolt. She said. Revolt again." definitely had me thinking about some possibilities.
At this point in my adult life, my love for both fairytales and romantic comedies has been replaced by a measured cynicism of all things romantic. Long gone are the days of believing in and yearning for a Happily Ever After. When I read fairytales or watch romantic comedies now, it is only as the young version of myself who has not yet begun to think about love critically. I do this because it makes the experience of watching others chase love much, much more fun.
I entered The Flea Theater and I was thinking "Oh, we walked in on their last group exercise." WRONG! A group was doing like a spiritual circle, performing a chant of some sort. Right when took my seat I felt that this was the point of no return, that I had left the city of New York and stumbled into the darkness that lies between other parts of the world.
Everybody was in love with a person that didn’t want them. Every moment Conrad saw Nina he would look at her as if she was the last piece of cornbread on the thanksgiving table. I know exactly how he felt because I love cornbread!
That’s really where Kitch and Moses are stuck, the bottom of society. Essentially homeless and jobless they keep to themselves as they make an effort to find their place in the world, but it’s the world (or the people) that surrounds them that doesn’t seem to help. To the world they are delinquents, criminals, and murderers yet they haven’t committed a single crime that hasn’t been served and so it becomes obvious why they are targeted. They’re two young black men.
I thought by the picture and the description that I was going to have a nice little fun time in the theater. Fast forward to about halfway through the show and I'm having an existential crisis, thinking about every decision I've ever made, and wondering "why am I laughing and crying at the same time, what is going on?" Also I found the woman in the show very attractive. Does that have to do anything? No. Do I regret mentioning it? Also no.