Sunday May 18, 2014 / 2:00pmCock
How was your experience?
First let me say - the performances from each actor were truly exceptional. I do not want to detract from what they gave us - EVERYTHING. I do not think I was in the right frame of mind for this show though - it was a matinee that I took my best friend to for part of her birthday present. I think we needed something much lighter and definitely not something so intensely cerebral. Go in without any expectations and you will be fine. There's no traditional set (like an apartment interior but rather a dirt ring which I took to mean two things: 1) their lives are a circus and 2) they're in the fight like a cockfighting ring), no props, and only one cluster of glaring lights overhead. I understand that all were choices for the artistic direction of the show, but I found it hard to follow when the buzzer would go off and you'd jump to the future wondering what the heck had just happened in the last scene (this is where I had to work really hard at trying to keep up). Overall - fantastic performances, if avant garde theater is your thing then definitely do not miss it. If you're more of a traditionalist, or just lazy like I was, skip it.