Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical

[ASP] Winter Festival

So, ASP did a Winter Festival this year -- 3 shows, each with a short run.

(1) Shakespeare's Cymbeline -- a pared-down version of a minor play (there's a good review by someone else here)

(2) The Hotel Nepenthe -- a surreal series of interconnected vignettes which I enjoyed more than I was initially expecting

(3) Living in Exile -- an adaptation of a retelling of the Iliad

I cried a number of times in the first act -- which ends right before the Iliad actually begins (which explains why so many of the stories in the first act felt new to me). Early in the second act, I thought I wouldn't like the second act as much as I did the first, since I'm not actually a big fan of the Iliad, but the second act pulled me right along (though it is genuinely shorter than the first act).

When Patroklos begged Achilles for his armor, I wept -- held my hands in front of my face and wept, knowing what would come next. (musesfool, I thought of you.)

I also wept during Priam in Achilles' tent, though less hard.
Tags: plays: asp, plays: attended, plays: shakespeare, shakespeare: cymbeline
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