I don’t know how to give a review without giving out spoilers. Though I the chances for a re-run is quite unsure for me, I’ll still keep my mouth shut.
One of the most exciting things about this play is that no one knows what it’s about. Every time I ask a member, they say the same thing; “Mental illness.” That’s all.
We never overhear them rehearsing, we don’t see them practicing their blocking, we didn’t see a prop lying around int he campus. Everything about this project is a secret until A. the day they released the publicity materials and B. the day of the show.
When I came inside the theater, the set up was simple as hell. So I don’t really know what to expect.
First five minutes and BAM! A lot of “Aaaah!”s can be heard from most of the audience. Little did we know that’s not even the half of it. As the plot thickens and emotions gets hyped, we grip tighter to our seats, rooting for Karlo (protagonist(?)) and his… friends.
I’m not kidding or overreacting when I say this; by the end of the play I literally have said “What the fuck” so many times that the girl beside me must be bothered by it. But she didn’t because she gets me.
I like the first run better than the second. Though they’re both really good, I just think that some of the actors from the first one was better in portraying their characters. Sepcially, Ofelia, Osang, and Agatha.
The second run was good. Specially the tech (first run had problems witht he mic). And I love how the alternates made their own version of the character. So I didn’t feel like I’m watching a replay of the play, same story, different attack of the actors.
One touch I really liked was the lights! I loooooove how they incorporated the lights with the characters. And the cue-ing of the changes are flawless. Paired with the music perfectly shifting as the characters enters and exits the stage, they make the vibe of the entire play a character itself that really helped in telling the story.
Hands down to Karlo and Theresa, amazing actors! The best I’ve seen from TK so far. Sad that they’re alumni, I want to see more of them!
All in all, it was one hell of a show and is really worth the hype! 8.5/10