Sunday, May 15, 2011

Three Days of Rain, Play at SCR

I wanted also to say a bit about the play we saw last night, Three Days of Rain. I have been very happy with the plays this year at SCR, and this one may have been the strongest yet.
It was a very self-consciously literary philosophical piece on the relationship between the generations, family relationships, and emotional entanglements. Though it had this very serious freight to carry, it was also an extremely funny play, cast phenomenally well by a cast so gifted that, as R said at the end of the play, though there were just 3 actors playing 6 characters (3 in one generation and their parents in the previous generation), it seemed as though 6 actors should emerge from the wings at the end of the play, so distinct were the characters and personalities of these 6 characters. One almost did not recognize them, though they were played by the same people. An accent here, clothing, glasses, and posture made all the different, and one forgot she was watching the same three actors play two different characters. It was a tribute to those people's ability.
I very much recommend that you go to see the play if you have a chance.

4 comments:

Robin said...

Sounds like a great play! I'm glad that you got a chance to forget about your problems for a little while and simply enjoy some much needed rest and fun!

Robbi said...

Thanks Robin. I am a bit sad because I cannot afford to buy a subscription for next year though! I took R to the play for an early anniversary present. It is our 34th (!) anniversary on the 30th, and I had a voucher for a free ticket I was saving for this occasion.

marly youmans said...

Happy anniversary!

I am glad you two had a good night out together...

Robbi said...

Thanks. It was great.