Favorite artist: Kendrick Lamar
Favorite sports team: New York Rangers
Favorite book: Hyperbole and a half
Favorite activity: martial arts
Living in NYC my whole life I've seen this place grow and change almost everyday. Just like many new yorkers I've learned to grow with it! You can either find me in class at St. Francis College, at work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, watching a Rangers game at MSG or rolling on the mat at my jiu-jitsu dojo in Brooklyn! I love going to see shows around the city because it exposes me to a side of NYC that I never experienced even though I've lived here all my life. As an easy-going and chill person I like to take things in stride, but if something has to be done for success I wont hesitate to take action! NYC is my home, and it has made me into the young go-getter that I am today.
First things first, I have to say that I had no clue who Martin Shkreli was before this play. I had heard his name but I couldn't piece together the act or name, with the person. Now that I know of him, he's a real douchebag.
Class differences is something I understand, it's something I've lived with. When all of my friends lived in houses growing up, I lived in an apartment. I could see how the wealth of the Kittredge's provided such a comfortable social bubble for them to live in, while Paul had to put up with digging and scratching his way through, just for his next place to live.
The play means a lot to me because it opened my eyes. As a minority, I look at others like me as brothers and sisters. We're all in this fight together, so why not act like it? Instead of clawing at each other like crabs in a barrel, why can't we work together to get out of where we are?
Outside may have been raining literal hell on 42nd Street, but inside my soul was raining childhood memories. After arriving at the theater through the blistering rain, my heart couldn't help but to feel like it was at home again. Its theater home. The audience was diverse, the food was reasonably priced - like what more could you ask for during a Broadway play?
Anger, hate, rage, happiness, sadness, all valid emotions - right? This play, or story really, had me feeling all of that. I never really get the chance to speak about my personal "daddy issues," so seeing another get to be open and speak about his, made it kinda easy on me.
You know those creepy animatronic fortune teller things that are at amusement parks? Well, the play starts off with one of those. Referred to as "The Amazing Karnak", this animatronic fortune teller is quite a special one. With the ability to actually tell the future, Karnak guides the teenagers through their journey.
Career Suicide shed some light on a really serious subject that I realized isn't talked about as much as it should be in schools or at home. Now before I continue, if it gets too "real" I do apologize, but after seeing this play there's nothing really to describe it as anything but real. Real featuring some light-hearted comedy though, don't get me wrong.
Two bears awaken on the ship known as the S.S. QuickFast. (A ship so fast that even when slowed to one one thousandth of its maximum speed, it can still travel as fast as the average man on roller skates. True facts guys.) One is an Irish Koala bear and the other a Russian Polar bear. The ship's main frame computer, of course, is a talking super smart computer.