Young Adult Lit/Crit

April 2, 2008

WOW

Filed under: BOMB-ITTY — kariredmond @ 9:13 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you Erin! What an awesome show and an amazing cast! I was thoroughly impressed with the portrayal of Shakespeare’s storyline in this style! Like Allison said, 2 straight hours of running around, costume changes, and constant rapping?! Holy crap those actors slept well tonight! I was exhausted just watching them. One of my favorite parts of the show was watching the interaction of the actors with the audience (I wished we were sitting closer since I am pretty sure that besides us, the next youngest audience member was still well above 70!) Thanks again to Erin for putting together the backstage tour after the performance- what an opportunity to see “behind the scenes”! I might have to go back again because I enjoyed it so much! To be perfectly honest, when I read about the premise I thought it was going to be pretty cheesy (shakespeare and rap? how authentic can it be?) but it was awesome! I also liked the several references to current rap artists (and songs) that probably would have been picked up by a younger audience. 

Anyways.. go see it if you haven’t yet! If you are going again- let me know I might need to tag along! haha…

~Kari

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3 Comments »

  1. Cheesy! Do you think your prof would recommend cheesy!! Come on now….So glad you enjoyed..I was worried about where you were sitting. I always try to get pretty close. Was it a full house? Impossible to move closer? Or were you in the balcony? KES

    Comment by sunyprof — April 3, 2008 @ 7:13 am

  2. Balcony, yes, but first row.

    The theater is so intimate, though, we were plenty close enough to enjoy the show. There were quite a few empty seats below us, but after speaking with Erin’s cousin (who was so kind to show us around and answer questions afterward) we found out that previous showings were more packed.

    Cheese? No. Kari commented that the actors had a very high energy level, and so they did. It was impossible not to be carried away on their tide of enthusiasm.

    Joyce

    Comment by Joyce — April 3, 2008 @ 9:39 am

  3. Ok, ok, ok! I said it WASN’T cheesy!!

    I guess I was just concerned as a somewhat educated fan of *some* rap (probably what a lot of you would consider old school)that the actors weren’t going to be able to “legitimately pull it off”. Boy, was I wrong or what?! It was certainly a good surprise to be so entertained and overwhelmed by the talent in this show… I think it could even hold some street cred with students! 🙂

    ~Kari

    Comment by Kari — April 3, 2008 @ 10:18 am


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