Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維
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With brain akimbo - Frost/Nixon

I woke up on the floor, all confused. How did I get here? I got up and started walking, hurting my foot on my sister's toys. Where was a clock? God, there it was, 10:30. It wasn't Saturday, was it? No, I had to go to work, and I was late, and I had just moved and I needed to go to the new high school and register for the first day of class. Crap, I hate oversleeping.

My eyes flicked open. 7:27 per the clock on the night stand. Outside, the noise of cars. A little light shone through the curtains, as if the sun were just thinking about rising. I apparently hadn't moved since I fell asleep while shadowdaddy called his family on the phone to wish them a happy Thanksgiving. Now THAT'S what I call a good night's sleep.

Last night's play Frost Nixon was insanely good. I never thought a play about a president would be really interesting, but Nixon had the dramatic power of Oedipus or Lear, with a fantastic actor (Michael Sheen) portraying him. The show itself - well, I was reminded of The Crucible, with modern events seeming only too tellingly inferred in the dialogue taking place on stage. Yes, this was the best play I've seen all year. I only regret not managing to catch it at the Donmar!
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