Monday, December 17, 2007

Thoughts on Theater and…Stuff

So my weekend didn’t get off to the most auspicious start – “Hi Redhead, I just wanted to call and tell you that your mother’s in the hospital…no, no, everything’s fine…no, no, don’t come home.” Yeah, I don’t actually want to get too into it, but let me just say that is not how I EVER want to begin a conversation.

Anyway, after that the rest of the weekend was a blur – thanks to the cold from hell and some fairly interesting over the counter drugs – but I will say that spending three days with a low-grade headache totally SUCKS. Hmmm, what else?

Oh yeah, so I went to the theater yesterday – saw Spring Awakening. Some thoughts: The music was pretty good, the acting was pretty bad, the script was terrible (it was like one long conversation where all you could think was ‘Too Much Information! Too Much Information!’) and…holy shit! This show won the Tony? Seriously? But…how? Why?

I seriously turned to my friend during intermission and said, ‘So, are there any issues that they HAVEN’T touched on yet?’ (I’m not kidding, this show was like a Lifetime movie…on crack.) My friend’s response, ‘I don’t think so…ooh, wait – they haven’t dealt with homosexuality!’

Then the second act started. Homosexuality – check.

(I would actually like to take this opportunity to thank the bar that my friend and I stopped at before the show – those two bloody mary’s totally made that whiny mess of a play marginally bearable.)

As for the graphic nature of the show…eh. The masturbation song was kind of funny, the guy/girl sex wasn’t as hot as I had hoped (although the guy had a pretty nice ass), and the guy-on-guy action…well, that was probably the highlight of the show, but man…those characters would NOT shut UP.

Alright, back to my Zicam, Cold-Eeze, and DayQuil – I’m assuming everyone else’s weekend was cool. No, no, seriously – don’t tell me if it wasn’t; I’m done listening to other people’s problems (that play filled my quota for the week). Thanks though.


Anonymous said...

Let's see, a script with less talking and more graphic sex?

Sounds like you coulda used a trip to the ol' XXX store, missy. Especially with drugs and a headcold...

hope ya feel better.

oh, and your mom was in the hospital??!? I hope everything is alright....

rs27 said...

Zicam, Coldeez and Day quil? Is that allowed.

sign me up.

Feel better Red so you can start ripping on people and Lozo can call you an idiot again.

Redhead said...

boo: Hey, don't get me wrong - I'm actually a pretty big fan of the cheesy musical. But if the acting is going to suck, the script is going to suck, AND the gratuitous sex I've been promised doesn't deliver...yeah, I'm going to complain (you've met me before, right?).

rs27: I so wish mixing those three drugs together was as much fun as you just made it sound - honestly it does little more than put me in a pleasant fog (which was great this weekend but sucks now that I'm at work). I feel yucky.