Monday, October 1, 2012

so back to seascape

the play we saw last week at Remy Bumppo

thumb nail review- LOVED the lizards- the people were only mildly annoying- LOL

seriously- this was a play I had a fair amount of trepidation seeing- Albee can be brilliant- but also can be horrifying in that waaay over the top way...

this is "think theater" as they say- so...

this was the brochure for the season- and we started with ALBEE---

this was the exemplary cast

let me say that they were all wonderful but the actors who inhabited the lizard roles Gavino and Parris were incredible!   Albee won his second Pulitzer Prize for this play and one can certainly see how provocative the play is these days but in 1975 in the days before tea party evolution denying "creationists" this would have seemed to have been less so -
here is a brief blurb about Albee-  

this is the web site's summary:  Charlie and Nancy, a recently retired, happily married couple, are enjoying an afternoon on the beach, disturbed only by the occasional low-flying plane and their own arguments, when suddenly their peace and their ideas are threatened by the appearance of a younger, adventurous couple—who just happen to be of another species as well. This winner of the 1975 Pulitzer Prize displays all of Albee's singular linguistic playfulness as well as his willingness to make his characters bravely confront their own everyday fears and face the dangerous unknown The last time Remy Bumppo tackled Albee, both the production and Annabel Armour earned Jeff Awards. This time the human relationships with animals are strictly platonic—a journey into primordial eons and emotions, where lizard brains and human pains face futures both immediate and infinite.

here is a link to their "trailer" - I include it because it has some visuals of the "lizards" and you can see how they completely inhabit their lizard-ness...

then on Sunday Phil went to see the current Northlight offering on Woody Guthrie with one of his folkie buddies, Nan....

here is the group of plays we will end up with over the course of the season:

I would recommend Seascape to anyone looking for an unusual night at the theater- while I laughed heartily at a number of scenes and fully enjoyed the evening - it may not be everyone's cup of tea so to speak. Next up on our theater calendar is the Raven Theater production of Odet's The Big Knife and then the Northlight production of The Odd Couple with George Wendt.

so will continue to report on our reviews of the things we see and do and EAT- LOL...

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