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Sudden calmness permitted time to consider the comedy

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sudden calmness permitted time to consider the comedy within the uncomfortable situation the characters found themselves in. The actors constantly “upgraded” [Tim Reuben, Pantsguy Productions] Adam’s costume as the play progressed which caused me to laugh as I was able to view firsthand how Adam altered himself to appeal to the ideals of Evelyn, “He’s a new body in every scene” [Reuben] During the final scenes of the play, light was shone from the back of the theatre to illuminate the audience, allowing us to become part of the play as an accessory to Evelyn’s “graduate thesis project” and giving us an enhanced view of Adam’s discomfort onstage. The actress playing Evelyn depicted her character’s callous and disconnected personality by and employing pale white lighting that remained centred on her and expressing little emotion in her delivery Her references to Adam as a “sculpture”, “base material” and “my creation” generated feelings of surprise and disbelief within me, motivating me to laugh at the morality of the play as Adam’s manipulation by Evelyn became apparent. Through a comparative study of how each playwright implements the theatrical conventions of Black Comedy onstage, it becomes clear that observing the suffering of others can both entertain and provide memorable and cathartic experiences for audiences. .
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  • Fall '19
  • Theatre, Adam, Martin McDonagh

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