Saturday, September 19, 2009

black comedy

On Wednesday night, my sister and I attended the opening of Black Comedy: An Enlightening Farce, a play at the Stanley Theatre. About a struggling artist who "borrows" his neighbor's antique furniture to impress his fiancĂ©e's visiting stern father, the fiascos start to happen once a fuse is blown and the power goes out. I loved the fact that the play takes place in the dark, until the fuse is blown, in which time the stage is lit up (so the audience gets to watch everything as if the characters were stumbling around in the dark)... it was super cute. The only drawback of the play (which wasn't really the play), was the stranger next to my sister who we nicknamed "the loud guffaw-er" ... seriously... do you ever notice when you are watching tv, and sometimes there is a laugh from the audience laugh track that seems way louder and badly timed?... well... this was the guy! Despite my sister going deaf in that ear, the show was really good... definitely check it out if you get the chance! (photo: Emily Cooper)

8 comments:

jen said...

It totally sucks when you're trying to enjoy something, and some random person keeps distracting you. I'm glad you guys were able to enjoy it anyway! Sounds cute.

M.M.E. said...

That's a really cool idea for a play. Sucks about the guffawer. I once had a little girl behind me who kicked my chair for a whole hour and a half, even after I asked her and her mother to kindly stop. Worst play I ever attended.

Victoria said...

Sounds like a really cool concept for a play! Wish I was still in Vancouver, I would definitely go check it out.

MAB Jewelry said...

That is a great idea for a play, hmmm. You could have smacked guffawer with your handbag?

Christie Cottage said...

LOL I know those people!

They are the same people in movie theatres that say "Oh great! All the women will start crying now" so that everyone can hear them!

(I know they only do this to itterupt the tears welling in their own eyes!)

une petite said...

sounds good !

Katy said...

When I was in high school, we put on that play! I was Clea. :-)

readingsully2 said...

Love plays. Glad you like it.:)