(P)1995 L.A. Theatre Works
I like postmodernism and parody and poetic language.
This is a great, short play, and I love Gless and Helmond so much! They bring a very realistic, sometimes funny, and sad quality to this. I'm so glad I purchased it.
Technically, though, it is a problem when they try to simulate an actor being in another room. The sound gets really low and I have to turn it up, and then turn it down when they "come back in the room."
Moving further from work extended my daily commute... thank God for Audible.
I’ve seen the destructive influence of unchecked depression, and this short play — in its simplicity and honesty — is so accurately painful.
If there is such a thing as “beautiful tragedy” I don’t think you’ll find anything closer than the dialogue between Jessie and her mama.
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I don't know...I find it distracting to read plays, all the characters and direction, it's far easier to suspend disbelief when the play is being acted for you. My problem with this play is a personal one. My mother committed suicide two months ago and there was nothing in the description to warn me that there was to be a suicide, in exactly the same manner my mother used no less(a gunshot to the head) to be enacted in this play and I was therefore taken aback by the content.
I would warn people by mentioning in the description of the play the subject matter being discussed. I don't mean in a book-burning censorship kind of way but just to mention the subject matter in the blurb.
There are only two characters in this play and they are both very well acted.
It made me cry. Partly for the reasons I mentioned and partly just because it was a very moving, indeed tragic ending.
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