|make me whole
||[Nov. 5th, 2004|08:43 am]
Womyn In 3
I am back. I have so much to say about this show. I made notes on the plane. I apologize for the length of this. No wait, no I don't. I want the world to have as much detail as possible about this show. So I am going to talk about everything I am feeling/thinking now.
My first note on the plane was: Say something other than alsdkfhlj!!! It’s mind blowing.
So in an attempt to do that, I really started trying to think of a way to describe the experience that is seeing Womyn In Three. So far the best way that I can think of is this—no matter what your beliefs or feelings, no matter what you are thinking before you go into that theatre, the show finds a way to pour itself into you like you are an empty vessel. Seb used the word “cathartic” in his bio. I think that’s a great way to describe the experience of seeing the show too. It just FEELS like a peaceful reincarnation of some kind. (or it does for me anyway).
I truly don’t understand how anyone can witness this show and NOT leave transformed and inspired in some way. My heart really aches for those people who don’t allow themselves to participate in the experience of it and soak it in and let it get inside them. I’m a theatre geek. In my opinion does something to you, good live theatre anyway. It makes you forget about your troubles and whatever issues and general shit that may be plaguing you at that particular time for 2 or so hours. THIS show goes a step further and makes you wonder why in the hell you were letting those stresses get to you in the first place! Before the show is over, you get it. You get that hate and persecution are wrong. And that love and tolerance are the things that make us whole, both individually and globally. It’s really THAT simple, but the way she uses the story of these 3 womyn to get that across is beautiful and spiritual and entertaining and just…GAH! I love it so much.
I’m going to talk about the changes to the show now. I’ll put it behind a cut because it will contain spoilers. ( Click here to read about the changesCollapse )
The changes in the song order made the show flow really well. It felt much less like a “3-Act.” The changes to the piece before the 5 minute break (intermission for the less enlightened) were awesome. The finale was just the most incredibly haunting thing I have ever heard. It totally seals the show and makes it find a permanent residence in your heart, mind and soul. Caren is just such an awesome talent. I can't even put it into words how amazing her voice is. She ALWAYS delivers. Always. And these people are just incredible. Just to be in the presence of that much talent? Well it’s an honor. It really is. I tell you, the emotional connection this show makes---well, I cried, I had chills, I felt incredible joy, I felt total contemplation and I was just moved beyond words. I can tell you how much I respect Caren and her talent. This show is just consuming…it gets inside you and makes you think…and feel…and love. It’s powerful stuff performed by powerful and amazing people. And it deserves to be produced again..and again…and again…infinity.