Monday, October 06, 2008

Self Destruction Opera, the Review

The play was brilliant.

Every performance was sold out except the matinee, which was the one we all went to (my mom and dad, my daughter and future son-in-law).

Usually my son is nervous during his plays, but this time he seemed more at peace. Saturday night's performance was being reviewed by some bigwigs from NY. I wasn't there for that performance....I can't wait to read the reviews.

As usual, most of the intricate meanings and messages and representations that my son peppered his play with flew right past my understanding. But that's just me, most things like that fly right over my head.

But the story of how a 20-something year old young man gets through his past, a past that defines him, and becomes a man who can obtain what he wants and overcomes what he doesn't like about himself is a story that I can understand.

After the play, members of the audience were talking about how brilliant it was and how talented my son is.

And I am so very proud of him.

The actors were fantastic, I couldn't get over how down-to-earth they were and how professional they were. And when I got to meet them after the play I was surprised that many of them had strong Southern accents. The play was set in NY City and they had the accent down perfectly.

My son Tom,David and Jen's little brother, the computer programmer- IT guy, doesn't like plays, so he doesn't come to see David's plays anymore.

David knows this and understands this, but still feels frustrated about it, as if it is a challenge. So, whenever he writes a play he says he thinks of Tom and tries to make the play interesting for someone like Tom, a non-play going person.

And in ALL of David's plays somewhere along the storyline he has a brother murdered.

David says the carnage will continue until his brother attends one of his plays.

Yes my family is odd.

But it's my family and I love them.


The Farmer Files said...

The carnage is oddly funny. ;) Glad it was successful.

PEA said...

I'm so glad it all went well for him and that you got to see this latest play of his:-) Sounds like it was fabulous! How funny that in all his plays, he has a brother murdered...Tom better go see one of his plays soon! hehe xox

Joan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I think a cook book would be a great idea. Would be cool if the proceeds could go to a charity or something.
Keep me updated.

God Bless

Looney Mom™ said...

I'm so proud of your whole family and I don't even know them. You are a GREAT mom, T.

That's funny about Tom and David. I hope they'll work that out.

Now, on the picture thing; was that a challenge? Cuz I'm pretty sure I could make you look twenty-something. Just send me a pic and I'll give it a try FREE. How about a nice wedding gift, albeit belated? Sounds good to me. ;)

Dawn said...

Sounds interesting - and I'm sure it would also go over my head!

Nadine said...

Congratulations to your son. I find his sense of humor about his brother funny. I guess that makes me odd too.

Theresa said...

Glad everything went so well.

Maybe Tom ought to invite David to sit in on one of his IT seminars, or something. (Even the score??) Brothers are SO much fun sometimes!

nancygrayce said...

I'm so glad everything went so well! I'll bet the reviews are going to be great! Brother should go and stop the carnage!!! :)

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hi, just stopping over for the first time from Big Mama's. I loved these three posts and am getting a picture of who you might be. Blogging is so fun. Loved the carnage thing; that is too funny.

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