At first, I was disappointed because the play revolved around Thomas Cromwell rather than King Henry VIII. The reason for my disappointment: I didn't know much about Thomas Cromwell or his importance. However, I came to realize the great influence Thomas Cromwell had on King Henry VIII, as his chief minister. I even started thinking by the end of the play that people haven't put enough attention on Cromwell when telling this story.
We sit down and see a kitchen as well as the outside of a house with a garden. Being that we were late, every time the main characters mentioned Leo and looked toward the garden, I was very confused. Until they finally stated outright that they were mobsters punished by one of the mob heads for not executing Leo. So, now I know Leo is a person and he was still alive.
Then they mentioned how the mob leader ate Leo’s heart and was coming back during the last supper to continue eating it. So, now I realize that Leo is dead... but, what does he have to do with the garden?
Two couples are introduced, both couples are shown to be very religious. One of the couples hosts the other for dinner at their house. Zach, one of the hosts, demands that his wife, Michelle, meet him in the kitchen after an awkward and heated discussion with the other couple at the house. The other couple, Eric and Cynthia, notice that Zach and Michelle have been gone for awhile when they hear noises coming from the kitchen.
There were coffee cups stacked into pyramids, jars filled with what looked like real dollar bills, TVs, and a desk so cluttered that it reminded me of home. But the weirdest thing by far was a man dressed in blackness from head to toe (even his face was covered). He was standing in the corner and holding a puppet of a creepy old man. The puppet was fishing in a water cooler that was clearly labeled a no fishing zone.