Of Mice and Men

November 22, 2011 § Leave a comment

On Nov. 10 I went to the Of Men and Men at the New Village Arts Theatre in Carlsbad, Ca.  My good friend Ashley Watkins works at the theater and was able to give me and another friend tickets.  This was excellent show.  I have read this book and have seen the movie, however seeing it live made it more powerful and real.  The actors were incredible, they did a great job.  At the end of the show they built up to George killing Lenny and when they did it they turned down the lights and showed the scene in profile, I thought it was very powerful and an amazing way to depict that scene.  This was a very good show. 

Although is a theater production and I work with Arts and Technology I think that there are many things to be taken from any artistic experience.  For example the final scene which I described in the first paragraph gave me thoughts on my own work.  I liked the imagery of this scene because it was beautiful and sad rather than violent which you would expect.  It was unexpected and powerful.  Obviously unexpected and powerful are exactly what art should be and what I want mine to be.

All the actors were really great and I thought this was an excellent show.  I was surprised at the high quality of the show which this small theater put out.  I didn’t think that it would bad but  I was also not expecting it to be so great.  From the scenery to the acting.  I am very happy that I was able to experience this small theater and am excited to see more of thier work.

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