Web Cowgirl 衛 思 維 (webcowgirl) wrote,
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Pinter's Homecoming at the Almeida KICKED ASS

I really didn't know how screwed up a play could be before I saw this. It was like seeing a Coen Brothers' movie. "Hey, you can't do that with a wood chipper!" Life just isn't like that, but for some reason, when you're watching people RIGHT THERE IN FRONT OF YOU saying this crazy shit, how can you argue that it's not true and life doesn't work like that? Because they just said it, they just did it RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR FACE. It wasn't CGI and it wasn't dubbed, it was THERE. You saw it. It was REAL. We laughed and shook our heads. Who were these crazy people we were watching?

And what's extra cool is that every single character had a back story. Not "came from a troubled home" or "drinks on the sly" but like you could sit there and discuss what they were doing in grade school and what kind of mom and dad each of them had. It was like that. It was written that well. And every character was ACTED well. None of this, "Oh, I'm just a bit role, I have to a) be small b) be loud and try to steal the show." Nope, each actor gave it 100% of what it needed to be perfect.

I can't believe this was written so long ago, especially when I think about what was contemporary at the time. Harold Pinter is god and I worship at his altar.
Tags: pinter, reviews, theater
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