Thursday, October 28, 2010

Review of Feast at Albany Park Theater Project

Once upon a week ago I went to a play, and it was called Feast because it is about food. The play was funny at some parts and sometimes not. It was fun but weird because I have never seen a play like it before. The kids wrote the stories; they acted on a stage that had a great set. It was awesome.

The card scene was very very funny because there was this girl that was doing an assignment for a card that her mom needed. She got the word citizen kind of right and kind of wrong. There was a shopping cart girl--she rolled around in the cart and told everyone how much she loved the food there. She loved the ice cream. There was a guy that cared about how people thought about him. He said that students thought he was wealthier than he really was because he had very good clothing. He didn’t like to use the Link card in front of other people because then everyone would know that he was poor.

The doll scene was very scary for me because it was like they were alive dolls with white faces. It was stuck in my head like it was in a haunted house. It was so spooky. They told all these bad stories that were bad for girls because it was about bad things happening to girls. This girl was giving some Biryani to her new husband. She was thinking about being careful. She thought he would like it, but then he said nothing. It made me feel kind of sad for the girl.

The Cow scene was very funny because there were all these noises. They made noises. They used a cowbell, a microphone, their voices. They had a plastic bag that they crunkled up. And they had had a broom--sh sh sh sh. They ate the apples. It was about taking care of a cow so they could send it to the market. Somebody could buy it; then they could eat. It made the boy feel terrible, but then he got another cow.

The Tamale scene was about these two people that were poor so they selled tamales. Then a stranger came along and she showed them a special way to make tamales. That girl blew this sparkly stuff out of her hand, like she was blowing fire off her hand. There were cheese and chiles that were the only things I remember about the ingredients. They just were dancing and singing all the ingredients. That is what I would have in my tamales.

There was this guy that loved the candy, and at the beginning he was eating chocolate and his master said “No you must not eat the chocolate,” with an accent, please. And the end he was eating candy, and the master said “I can hear you eating the candy!” With an accent, please, again.

The lights, they sometimes shined on the actors in all these different colors like in the doll scene. The set looked like just food when we came in. It looked like a food store. There were like these steps--each shelf was higher so it was like steps. There was a basket that was with the rice but I thought that this girl couldn’t find the basket, so she just pretended that she had a basket and did the same thing on the ground

The show was funny because it had some kid-funny and some grown-up-funny things that I kind of understood. People that like food would like this show. They talked about all kinds of food: tamales, cereal, coffee, biryani. They were not all from the same countries. They even talked about ice cream. Yum. There was food from different countries because then people would want to try these foods. Except cereal and ice cream because almost everybody in the United States has had cereal and ice cream. It makes you want to go to those places sometimes--like India or the Philippines. This show should be for ages six and up because if I saw it when I was six then I think it should be for ages six and up.

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