Last night, I headed

Jul 28 2001 Kelly Norton
Last night, I headed over to the Actors Theatre of Atlanta to see Two Rooms. The play was pretty good; you just can't go wrong with small intimate theatre settings. The two rooms, which literally complete the setting, are worlds apart yet form the only link between a woman in the States and her husband being held captive by political terrorists. Through out the play the two maintain almost dream like interactions from their respective rooms (almost the spatial equivalent to Arcadia where the characters are separated by time), the only distractions come from groups on either side "who are just doing their job". For Michael, it is his armed captures and for Lanie, it is the American government and its counterpart the free press that mind their duties with far too much stolidity. There were parts of the performance that I thought could be better, but I admit that I don't know a damn thing about drama; I am stuck passing judgments based on instinct alone. Does anyone else think that monologue is used far too often in drama? In my opinion, too many playwrights cheat their audience by using the monologues as a quick primer, preparing them for the events that will soon unfold while disrupting the dream world that is drama. That's just my opinion, but I always feel a sense of awkwardness when an actor launches into a monologue before I have been drawn into the world of the play. Perhaps one could argue that the awkwardness frees me from my reality, like I said, I don't know a damn thing about drama.

Work is ramping up majorly. Very shortly, I suspect I will be working 18 - 20 hour days again, just the thought of it exhausts me. Connexxia's closing in on some September 1st deadlines and the work queue lengthens every day. Arg, I don't even want to talk about it.

And, double arg, my skate clothes are on backorder.