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    Subject: Re: Didn't get it.
    Date: May 21, 2001
    Sender: Funky BabyPrevious

    It's an unusual show, give you that! You so have to be in the mood... I went four times! I loved it ! Don't know what you're talking about bad singing...the woman who played Black had an amazing voice...and the men were beautiful, especailly Yello and White. I loved the pushing and dancing. It was like a Roman orgy or something. Sorry you had such a bad time.

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    Response to this comment:
    Didn't get it.

    I had the pleasure of attending a performance of Funbox this past weekend. I tried in vain to see the meaning of this show but it was lost on me entirely.

    Actors screaming at me, pulling at me and shoving food in my mouth. Brandy poured in my lover's mouth. Bad singing, bad movement and forced direction of the audience at the actor's whim. I thought that any performance is supposed to be for the entertainment of the audience, not for the performers. Maybe if the performers didn't SCREAM every line, maybe if they gave the audience the choice to contribute, maybe if the script had a bit more structure, maybe if any of the performers had ,made an attempt at a character this piece may have done something for me.

    I found the piece self-indulgent, abusive, pretentious and annoying. The night I attended several audience members were leaving of their own accord before the performance was finished and I should have joined them.






    Comment index:

  • HEY   from HENRY"BONOBO"MILLER, Feb 17, 2001
  • In response to Bonobo's   from "Icing", Feb 19, 2001
  • FUN BOX !!!   from Brie Eley, Feb 21, 2001
  • my favorite show   from an audience member, Feb 26, 2001
  • Didn't get it.   from Vladimir, Apr 23, 2001
  • » Re: Didn't get it. «   from Funky Baby, May 21, 2001
  • HEY   from HENRY"BONOBO"MILLER, Feb 17, 2001
  • In response to Bonobo's   from "Icing", Feb 19, 2001
  • FUN BOX !!!   from Brie Eley, Feb 21, 2001
  • my favorite show   from an audience member, Feb 26, 2001
  • Didn't get it.   from Vladimir, Apr 23, 2001
  • » Re: Didn't get it. «   from Funky Baby, May 21, 2001