POST: 'Travels With My Aunt' - step out of the ordinary

What's it about?

In Travels With My Aunt, Henry steps out of his ordinary life and goes on a trip with his aunt Augusta. 🚝 She is a woman who disregards the importance of saving money, sees far from conventional morality, and is very savage-like with her sexual desires. During this journey his aunt pretty much arranged, Henry finds out more about his life than he may have expected.


What'd I experience?

On stage stood 4 men, all dressed the same, ready to demonstrate the same story, Henry's story. Henry was a boring individual,🚢a retired banker. What better to say boring than having a job as a banker? Boring suits, πŸ‘” boring language and a boring life. Same old thing everyday. His step-mom suddenly dies πŸ’€ and that is when he begins to live. At his step mother's funeral, he encounters his aunt - a woman he knows nothing about. (Spoiler alert!😱😱😱... including the fact that she is actually his MOTHER!) She approaches him, and quickly invites him over for a drink (Of course she does, she planned the entire thing.) Her intentions of going to her sister's funeral were not what they seemed. Arriving at his aunt's apartment, Henry finds out that she is sharing her bed with a black man, πŸ‘΅πŸΌπŸ‘΄πŸΏ which he doesn't really agree with. I thought it was weird seeing a white man play a black man's role, it was just odd. TURNS OUT, this black man is selling weed and hiding it inside the jar of Henry's stepmothers ashes. I am still wondering, where did he put the ashes ?!

Henry and his aunt go on this long journey, where they meet a few more people from his aunt's past. Where he finds out about this one guy his au... mother never got over. She gave up all her money for this guy, he didn't do anything good with the money but for some reason, Augusta still has faith that through this journey she will find him and they will finally get to be happy together. πŸ‘« Eventually... that's exactly what happened, she gets to love the one man she never stop loving. THAT'S BEAUTIFUL. 😍😍😍 I'm a sucker for love stories and this one just made me feel all soft inside. How can you love someone so deeply that no matter how much they've let you down? Henry questioned the same thing about his mother. You wouldn't expect something like that from her either, she was a loose goose, you wouldn't think the one thing she desires is to settle down.

I'm going to be honest here and say, most of the jokes I honestly didn't get. I felt so out of the loop, everyone around me would laugh and I would sit there like ha, 😐 haha. I get the story line, I liked the story, just the jokes weren't registering into my brain. 😠😩 It was like when you're hanging out with a bunch of your friends and they all have this one insider that you don't know about, and one of them says something about it, everyone is cracking up and you're lost, so it kind of upsets you, that was me. πŸ™‡

Overall, I think I need to start bringing someone along with me. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It's moments like these that I wish I had more than one brain, so that just in case one thing doesn't register in one brain, it can register in a different. I really wish I didn't have to fake a laugh, that's so not nice.πŸ˜’


 

Want to see it?

$25 Student Tickets
$25 Rush Tickets

Travels With My Aunt
Keen Company
@ the Clurman Theatre
thru Nov. 14