Rantoul and Die. The mistakes make the man?

Rantoul and Die. The mistakes make the man?

In the awesome Amoralists production of Rantoul or Die we (the audience) get to be flies on the wall in a dark world where characters struggles with their mistakes and their nature, in both incredibly comedic and tragic ways.

PXP asks: Speaking of their mistakes:

How did that help us get to know them? What did the play make you realize about your own mistakes (or even, your nature)?

  • Dan

    I thought this play, was, first of all awesome. The vulgarity of the language was a bit much ( but, then, again, the guy who wrote it, the creator of Mike and Molly, was probably dying to swear due to CBS strict language guidelines )but the characters were so awesome. It helped that the intimacy of the theater ( a place you could walk by and not even notice ) brought the characters more into life, and helped to magnify the harshness of this world where all four of them lived in. To me, the play was as if Heaven and Hell were locked into a room together to fight it out. The themes here where very dark, but about no character was fully one sided or another, but heavily jaded by the world they lived in, and none of them seemed to be, if a little then at all, happy with their lives. It was a play in which you realized all the bad you’ve did can’t be all bad, since some of these people were really in need, in you are a religious person, of spiritual saving, or even just to save them from themselves. Altogether, a brilliant play, but the only problem is that you describe how funny it is to somebody, they would think your nuts ( and a bit sadistic) for even laughing. Yet that seems to be the joy of this play.

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