I was lost in a theatre of distracting, non-matching jerseys, running shoes and random digital camera flashes. At the scene of Perfect Crime, a Clue-like mystery where the audience has to figure out who committed the crime, I had to ask myself: what was the actual crime? I found my seat behind the loudest of the soccer moms, boasting to her friends that she knew all the actors performing and that her father had a very small role in the beginning. Projecting her voice to be heard beyond her friends, in attempt to draw attention and I'm sure expected admiration, she began to make more friends throughout the crowd. By noting her cries for attention and affection, I was able to see her manipulative patterns mirrored in the play's main character, the wealthy psychiatrist Margaret.
Margaret, throughout the play, is consistently using people and her vast knowledge of reading and leading people to get her way.
The most powerful and effective weapon against an individual is the use of their own mind against them. Through my experience at this play along with personal experiences, I've realized society is just full of selfish people. People forget genuine good nature to manipulate one another. Why? Sometimes it's trying to get in good favor with certain crowds, like the soccer mom ahead of me, or to be placed in more favorable situations, like Margaret.
I was able to realize a lot about people, as I witnessed the play through the crowd of soccer moms I was sitting in.