Saturday, August 16, 2008

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

We did Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner today at 1:30 pm. That's the name of the play we went to at The New Theater, not our eating schedule.

It's a story about an obese woman who gets so fat that she spends the entire second half of the play floating near the ceiling (I know, it didn't make sense to us either). Meanwhile her husband is Mr. Nice Guy, and her sister is a sexy babe sex addict who falls in love with a cop. My artistic suggestion would be less floating in mid-air by the blimped-out fat-suit woman, and more lingerie scenes with the sexy younger sister. Or, just let the younger sister float for a while.

There seemed to be a point being made, but I'm not sure what. The happy ending was in the form of the blimp-woman exploding in a poof of flower petals as her spirit happily floated off into the vast expanse of the universe.

Warning: do not attempt to watch this play and Coriolanus (or Othello) within the same 24 hour period. It's sure to have psychotic consequences. I personally ran to Lithia Park and started gulping the water from the river, hoping it really had Lithium in it.

OK, I'm being cruel. It wasn't that bad. The stage settings were great. The lighting was great. The acting was great. And it was amazing to realize that this was the same theater we'd been in the night before to watch Coriolanus. The space was so totally transformed that it was absolutely unrecognizable, including the audience seating area. Ah the magic of stage designers.

Tonight we plan to go to the downtown movie theater a couple of blocks away and see Mama Mia!

Tomorrow we find a ride to Medford and fly home.