Pillowman was awesome. I read the synopsis/spoiler yesterday on Wikipedia, I saw what was coming at the end of the first act, but I was still chilled to the bone. My laughter was so painful, after bits of the plot started falling into place and making sense. The script was so tight, and here you see I’m trying to praise it with as many generic adjectives as I can without giving anything away, but honestly. Dark humour at its best, though I don’t think I’d want to watch many more. It’s a string of fantasies, but in that three hours everything was real, surreal, real, surreal, actors, people, actors, people and flicking in and out of perspective and I struggled to make sense of the play but ended up living it instead.
At the ensuing Q and A session:
Random ACS guy: May I ask the retard guy a question? *points at the lead Caucasian character who WASN’T the said retarded guy, who was Corbidge*
Cast: Uh, that’s Corbidge. *points to Corbidge*
RAG: Oh sorry, you all look the same.
RAG proceeded to ask questions like “Hello, to train for the role of the retard guy, did you have to go to the mental institutes?” and “How come while the retards I’ve seen all speak like ‘ngjhnggnfjsgfh’ but your character can speak proper English?”
RAG, I hope you’re reading my blog, because there IS such a thing as a stupid question, and while it isn’t always possible to be politically correct, the least you can do is not be politically STUPID. I think the cast was actually quite irritated at him. I hope they didn’t think he was from RI, because, honestly, we don’t need any more bad publicity as it is.