Russell Brunelle (russellb) wrote,
Russell Brunelle
russellb

Oh yeah, this evening's play...

Bleah: I'd say 4 on a scale of 1 to 10.

I realize it probably seems weird that I keep going to non-improvisational theatre when I've yet to enjoy anything along those lines I've seen so far this trip. Basically here's what's up with that:
  1. I figure that if I'm not sure whether I'll like some new thing, but I happen to like it, then I can seek out more stuff like it in the future. But by only going to things I'm familiar with and know I like, I don't learn anything and my life doesn't expand in any way.
  2. I used to really enjoy the theatre productions that my undergraduate college's theatre department would put on. Although some of it was weird, there was always a point to the weirdness, and the plays took themselves seriously. Since then, the stuff I've found has either been regular narrative slice-of-life stuff, which I don't see the point of, or else it combines weirdness just for the sake of weirdness with irony and pop-culture references sprinkled over everything. I can't believe that happy middle ground of interesting stuff which still made sense has just dropped off the face of the earth, so when opportunities like this trip arise I find myself wanting to keep looking.
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