From the moment I walk inside, I am overwhelmed by visual elements: dozens of real-life wedding photos plastered to the walls, bouquets of flowers hanging from the ceiling, projections of butterflies, a moving backdrop of the beach, and what looks like an actual bathtub on stage.
As I process all of that, an exhausted looking woman wearing a filthy wedding dress walks on stage and proceeds to strip entirely and joyously bathe in front of all of us.
A: I kind of tried to read as little as humanly possible. I know everyone has different experiences and that they serve drinks and it has something to do with Alice in Wonderland, but that is literally about it.
A: I’ve seen the show before, but I wanted to see it again. I loved it. I thought it was really ethereal. You enter a whole new world and you forget about what is going on outside completely, which is really nice. It is entertaining, but it is not a flashy Broadway in-your-face kind of entertaining. It is more intimate and subtle, which I like.
Once the show started, I didn't understand why people had their cell phones out and were taking pictures. It's a big no-no to have your phone out in a theatre, let alone to take pictures. I asked one of the staff members running around the show and I found out you could take as many pictures and videos as you wanted. Bonus! Well, as long as you don't use flash.
Fuerza Bruta had no clear story line but that didn't have any effect on my viewing of the show. I felt like the show brought me into a world of fantasy, where just about anything can happen.
I find that whenever a show involves the audience, there's a certain unique flare that the audience adds and boy was this a rowdy bunch I was with, most likely a result of the spirits in which they indulged. As Sam scans the audience looking for a lovely assistant, here I am, finding myself cracking up, holding my stomach for mercy as Sam makes the faux pas of calling up a young boy as his beautiful assistant. “What’s your name little girl?” ... “I’m a boy.” Pure comedic gold.