Thursday, August 25, 2005

A Lesbian in the Pantry

SHOW TITLE: A Lesbian in The Pantry
VENUE: Players Theatre
GENRE: Musical Comedy
RATING (0-4): 1

0 Run, don't walk, away from this disaster
1 Proceed with caution
2 Mild summer fare
3 More than just hype
4 Don't miss this one its FRINGE-tastic!


A Lesbian in the Pantry was trying to make some sort of metaphor that Ijust didn't get. I think it was saying that religion is fake and peopleare real. Or maybe that's just my brain trying to make sense of thisshow. The concept is completely ridiculous. It seems to be an absurdattempt to create deeper meaning in the most meaningless way possible.I found that I was bored within the first few minutes and it just gotworst as the show went on. The plot was as follows, mother gets madthat daughter sees lesbian in the pantry, daughter gets sent to herroom and upon finding prayer books decides to recite all of them,mother bakes cake and wanting frosting goes down to pantry, motherfinds dead lesbian, daughter vows never to pray again, they cover upthe lesbian and eat dinner in her name. There was also a touching partabout her father or brother, I wasn't sure which, but that was pushedquickly under the rug. I felt that there was no resolution to thisopera of sorts, seeing that most of the words were sung not spoken. Thevoices of the two woman was the only thing I liked about thisproduction, they have long futures a head of them, however I can notsay the same for this play.




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