Trip Of A Lifetime

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Resurrection Blues

Last night Adie came with me to see Resurrection Blues by Arthur Miller. They were free tickets so he decided he'd tag along. We thought we were going to see Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? But we had been told the wrong thing. Oh well. Theatre is theatre.


This play has one of those all-star casts...
Jane Adams, George Antoni, Megan Arellanes, Peter Brooke, Neve Campbell, James Fox, Nigel Francis, Jeffry Kaplow, Caroline Madden, Peter McDonald, Sarah Mennell, Matthew Modine Maximilian Schell, Ronan Summers.
And all-star production teams...
Director: Robert Altman, Set designer: Robin Wagner, Costume designer: Jenny Beavan, Lighting: Rick Fisher, Sound: Matt McKenzie

Unfortunately, It's been ripped to shreds by the critics. We went in with an open mind, the critics can get it wrong... but this time they were pretty right.

The script, at times, was really engaging and brought up some truly interesting ideas. At other times it was odd, disjointed and just plain unpredictable. The acting, at times, was well done and believable. Neve Campbell did a good job. Luckily her character suited her style of acting. Other actors also performed reasonably. Unfortunately the lead actor was abysmal. Either he was drunk, the director was drunk or he just hated being there. He was ll over the shop with his lines and with his action. Actors who were okay usually, really struggled when they were on stage with him at the same time. It was baffling.

I'm going to get my hands on the script and have a look at it to see if it's at all the writer's fault. Did Arthur Miller really write the line "And now it's crumpled your willy"?

6 Comments:

  • Howdy guys,

    the play sounds interesting. Sorry to hear it was abit of a dud though. Matthew Modine would have been interesting to watch.

    We hope you are having a wonderful time, it certainly sounds it.

    Your job sounds like fun Adie.

    Best wishes,

    Nicole and Mark.

    By Anonymous Mark Skermer, at 10:02 pm  

  • I liked your carefully-worded "Neve Campbell did a good job. Luckily her character suited her style of acting."

    :)

    Very telling.

    By Blogger BEVIS, at 7:10 am  

  • Nicole & Mark
    So good to hear from you guys. Hope all is well in your world. Did you celebrate you birthday Mark? I hope so!

    Bevis
    So glad you picked up on the not so subtle subtleties in my writing. Hehehe.

    Noshie

    By Blogger noshie, at 4:13 pm  

  • All is good thanks.

    Yes, it was fun. We spent the day at Ocean Grove. The surf was pretty flat but it was fun. Thanks for the gift, that was very sweet and unexpected of you both.

    We have been enjoying the photos, it looks like you are having a super time. Hope you continue to enjoy.

    Best wishes,

    Nicole and Mark.

    By Anonymous mark skermer, at 10:10 pm  

  • Gift, huh?

    Humph!

    *sulks*

    By Blogger BEVIS, at 1:57 pm  

  • (Kidding.)

    By Blogger BEVIS, at 1:58 pm  

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