Monday, May 10, 2010

Review of The Ghosts of Treasure Island at Adventure Stage Chicago

Once upon a time I went to a show and it was called The Ghosts of Treasure Island. Sometimes it was funny; sometimes it was sad; sometimes it was scary. Sometimes I wished I wasn’t there because it was so scary, but now I wish I was there right now.

And there were some very funny parts. Like when Squire Trelawney said, “we will go there poor and we will come back RICH!” Which kind of gave the treasure away. I thought that was very funny. He didn’t say it high he said it low. And how Captain Silver was yelling and then he just talked light—he talked very light then and when he was mad he talked very LOUD. I thought he could talk as loud as a screaming rat—a screaming rat because he was a villain. But the guy who played him—JAZ—was not really a bad guy. A screaming mouse would mean if someone was screaming loud but he or she was really a good person. Mice don’t bite you, but rats do bite you—and it could really hurt.

The girl pirate who was on the crew—arrgh mateys—yes-a-mateys—she was really cool. I thought that this character could do really good karate moves if she wanted to. I thought she looked tough. She has a really fancy dress.

There was some pirates and they were in a band. And I thought that their music was really good. Misha composed very good music. Does anyone know Misha? If you do, you can go see him at Strawdog. And they taught us a song: it was called “Yo Ho Ho and a Bottle of Rum.” Rum is a kind of drink—I’m sure that everyone in the play knew that. Did you know that? If not, you can learn it from me—Ada Grey! I think it tastes bad because pirates like things that are bad.

There was a character in the play and he was called Ben Gunn. I have no idea why he was called Gunn, but I think I would guess and my guess is that it was because he was once a pirate and pirates have scary names. He had a very strange costume, but it wasn’t too strange. It was all torn because he’s lived there so long.

Jim was a little boy. He was older than me but a kid. I thought the guy who played Jim Hawkins was a great guy. He’s a good actor. I liked how dramatic everything he did was.

There were lots of pirates. Most of them were mean. Lots of the sailors were smart. Everyone in the play was smart—I just thought they looked smart. They did smart acting: they did lots of practicing. The fights were very scary and fun. I thought they moved very athletic. Does anyone know what athletic means? If not, you can learn it from me—Ada Grey! I thought that someone who delivers people to their graves should just carry the characters who died offstage instead of the dead people walking off because it felt like that gravedigger would never come if you didn’t see it.

The accents were very cool. I thought that they sounded very British. I thought that they were very cool as well when they talked.

The director I have met before. She is a very nice lady. I thought the direction was great. How she did the play was all in a straight line and not at all circled. (A circled play means nobody understood it.) She made everyone understand it.

I think everyone would like this play. But I think that people who are not very attached to plays shouldn’t go. But if you are attached to plays you should go. If you listen to plays but do not look at them, that would be fine. And if you just look at plays and do not listen to them, that would be fine too. You’ll understand it anyway.

The end. See you some other time! You can see more of my blogs. See you soon! Bye!

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