Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 2, 2008

BOMBitty of Errors

Filed under: Uncategorized — Joyce @ 9:35 pm

To say the play was fun is understatement.

We sat, five ladies, laughing till the end.

Our row raised hands, our row seat danced, our class

be proud of us, we represent. After, we

luncheoned. Karen, wish you joined in. Brilliant

moments: lightning costume changes, DJ

a frame of hip-reference for listening,

the comedy, THE COMEDY,  go see

the Bomb-itty. I Loved every minute- 




  1. I agree with Joyce 100%. Absolutely amazing is an understatement. This was my first Syracuse Stage experience, and it couldn’t have been better. Not only was the humor, content, costuming and setting appealing, but the company I was with made it worthwhile. After the show, a few of us had lunch across the street at Phoebe’s Restaurant, giving us the opportunity to review the play and discuss what we have been doing in class. Considering how tough it has been for me this semester, today was truly the best day ever in this program. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU, Karen, for asking us to attend Bomb-itty!


    Comment by jexter1 — April 2, 2008 @ 11:20 pm

  2. Oh, and on a professional note: I would not recommend a class of 8th or even 9th or 10th graders to see this play (at least not as a class trip). There are too many blatant sexual references that I would be afraid of the repercussions. Upperclassmen and/or high schoolers that choose to see Bomb-itty on their own accord should definitely see it, though! ~Jess

    Comment by jexter1 — April 2, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

  3. Oh, I am so disappointed I couldn’t have joined you for lunch. Thank you for your rap Joyce!! What a delight.

    9-12th graders have been attending the performances for several weeks now–from schools all over CNY. I’m sure there has been some discomfort with the sexual innuendo but this is exactly what is going on in S’peare’s plays if readers understand double entendre and sexual innuendo in 16th and 17th century English. KES

    Comment by sunyprof — April 3, 2008 @ 7:11 am

  4. […] Filed under: from your prof — sunyprof @ 8:11 am Thought you would enjoy this poem from the grad class–some of whom went to see BOMB-ITTY […]

    Pingback by An “Ode” to Shakespeare « writing lives/teaching lives — April 3, 2008 @ 8:11 am

  5. Really??! Wow, I didn’t think so many schools would be interested in taking their 9th & 10th graders! Maybe my professional/teaching views are on the brink of conservative, at times? That’s a shame if I’m being too uptight, because most of the time I think: “the more daring, the more interesting.”

    Comment by jexter1 — April 3, 2008 @ 9:01 am

  6. Bombitty was awesome. Right when we got there a Mariah Carey and ODB song was playing, and I knew right then that the play would be great. It was very refreshing and the entire thing was hilarious. Most plays have some comic relief, but the entire production was of Bombitty provided this for viewers. I would have loved to get some of the elder audience memebers’ opinions of the show…


    Comment by mandygrl101 — April 4, 2008 @ 2:24 pm

  7. Mandy~

    To hear the feedback and see the reactions of the elder population would have been great! Too bad we couldn’t do it. 😦


    Comment by jexter1 — April 4, 2008 @ 9:59 pm

  8. I didn’t think the innuendo was too much. It was clever and fit right in with the culture being represented. I think students have seen and heard much worse from pop music and TV. Thinking back on some the crazy things I’ve heard while observing 7th graders over the past year, I’m pretty sure the high-school crowd could handle it. In fact, looking around the audience during the show today, there seemed to be a lot of teenagers, and even a few families here and there. Although I can understand being concerned if a student took things too far, it seems to me that most adolescents would find humor in it and get a good laugh, seeing it more as an outlet than anything damaging.


    Comment by traverse02 — April 5, 2008 @ 6:26 pm

  9. I know that this is a late note- but I just wanted to leave my cousin’s email address in case you wanted to personally thank him for hooking us up with the tickets. I’m sure he would love to hear your reactions to the show as well. I did send him a thank you card from all of us, but if you had anything you wanted to share with him now you can.

    Thanks for joining me it was an awesome experience, and a lot of fun hanging out with you all outside of class where we were able to talk about class, and life without committing any violations!


    Comment by erinlbowman — April 23, 2008 @ 10:03 am

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