Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Adultery, Betrayal, and Alter Egos

Paige found out that a close girlfriend of her's was in a play just across the river in Jersey, so we went to check it out.  Paige has been friends with Rachel since middle school, however they have lived in different states since graduating high school.  It was a great reunion, and it will be fun getting to know her since she now lives on the island as well.

Passion was written by Peter Nichols in 1981 and originally performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company.  The play is about a middle aged couple that must come to grips with adultery and betrayal.  The ensemble cast is comprised of 6 actors and live music performed by saxophonist Kevin Gosa.  The play uses alter egos in the way that I have not seen before.  There are 2 main characters in the play, and 2 additional characters that serve as their alter egos.  The alter egos can sometimes only be heard by their other half, and in other instances the alter egos can interact with themselves.  It was a great mechanism to give the story more depth.

I greatly enjoyed viewing the play and welcome future opportunities to see Rachel's work!


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