Monday, January 17, 2005
CULTURE: Cygnet Theatre
Yesterday we went to another play at the Cygnet Theatre. Neither of us had heard anything about Burn This. Apparently the playwright, Lanford Wilson, is famous. And John Malcovich was in the original cast (1987).
The play is about a NY city choreographer (Anna), her rich script writer boyfriend, her very recently dead gay dancer roommate/partner, and the roommate's brother (Pale). The play isn't so much a play about homosexuality or dance as it is about loss and love and life.
It felt a little bit like watching a Sex and the City episode. Sometimes violent and crass, the characters were very sweet and the type of people I wouldn't mind for friends. Very different from Jersey Boys, very different. But I definitely enjoyed it.