Friday, April 4, 2014

A thought-provoking play by Mike Bartlett at Whitespace



Tonight I watched a very interesting play at Whitespace called "Cock." This was billed as a comedy written by Mike Bartlett and directed by Rem Zamora.

I didn't know much about it when I said yes to joining a group of people watching the play after a liquid dinner at Terry's nearby. 

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I had another dinner tonight, so I just followed to Whitespace, and I slid into my seat exactly two minutes before showtime.

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PHOTO-FINISH ARRIVAL
AND INTERESTING PLAY

Talk about photo-finish, but I did everything I wanted to do tonight and made it to the play on time.

The play was about two gay men who had been in a relationship for about seven years, and this relationship had been growing stale.

One of the men ended up falling in love with a rather needy woman -- thus the interesting love triangle that culminates in a brutal evening of frank discussions over dinner.



RELATIONSHIPS ARE ALL THE SAME

It was thought-provoking to watch, in a play, the dimensions involved in homosexual relationships and heterosexual relationships. They are very different, but at the same time, they are also very much the same.

I left the theater tonight thinking about how every person is looking for love and acceptance, and how difficult this is to find in a modern world fraught with so many complications.

In the car on the way home, we discussed the play.



THE MORAL OF THE STORY

Someone asked: "So, what's the takeaway from this?"

I replied first, in jest, and it's something I can't print here. But we all agreed that unconditional love and acceptance are so very central to the success and stability of any long-term relationship.



This week has been a series of late nights with little sleep.

But this 90-minute play certainly kept me awake and thinking, on just another very interesting evening in my never-ending, and never-endingly eventful Travelife.






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