yesterday i saw not one, but TWO plays. i don’t think the second would count as a play, but i’m counting it.
the first was “cat on a hot tin roof” with james earl jones and phylicia rashad. i loved the acting, staging, costumes, music, but i HATED the story. i don’t know how many of you know it, but it is just a hateful story. there is not one redeeming character in the whole play. the men use and then throw aside their women as soon as it becomes convenient. i think tennesse williams (the author) tried to save the play with a plea from big mama at the end to “love each other and get along.” but the last lines of the play were between the married couple, Maggie and Brick.
Maggie: You know I love you.
Brick: Wouldn’t that be funny if it were true.
those lines kinda set the flavor of the play.
yuck. it left me with a really bad taste in my mouth. i don’t know how such a hateful play is so well loved.
the second was cirque du soleil “varkai”. man, do i love these performances! they do the cool circus tricks, but with a dancing twist. the costumes, music and story line make it more of a ballet than a circus. i loved it. plus there was a love story. how perfect.
go here to look at photos, a trailer and to listen to the music.