Sunday April 24, 2011 / 7:30pm (Preview)Ruined
How was your experience?
The play of the 'Vagina Monologues' variety but focused only on the Second Congo War. Like V. Monologues, you learn about mass rapes and a desperately TERRIBLE situation, with some parts of the recounting so horrifying that it made me uncomfortable in my own skin. If you can get beyond that and see the important of these stories being told, the way it is important that the Holocaust not be forgotten, then there was a lot to love about this play. The theatre has the stage recessed in the center. I was afraid that at some point I would be watching the backs of the actors in an important scene. Instead, they managed somehow to be facing everyone at once. You were more like a fly on the wall in the corner of the room and your location didn't matter. The scene was always unfolding in front of you. The singing and dancing was also quite fun. I was recounting to a friend that the quality was high enough that I would have paid money to have merely seen that the entire time. The quality of the acting was good but I would let another reviewer comment on acting. The story was so powerful that it would take a stone not to be able to relay the proper emotion. Last point, I went on a date and that was not such a good idea. Looking back I'm not sure if taking a woman to a play about some of the most evil things I've ever heard men doing to women was such a good idea.