January 30, 2006

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The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden

I was thinking of watching the magic show that's part of the Winter City festival, but it rained all day today. Gloomy skies and cold winds are really not fun! I headed out anyway to watch a pay-what-you-can show at a theater on campus: Federico Garcia Lorca's "The Love of Don Perlimplin and Belisa in the Garden."

It is a story of a love so strong that it ends in death, a favorite theme of playwrights (and pretty much everyone else) carried off with a touch of comedy. I figured out how it was going to end halfway through, and cried a bit even before the actors played it out. Yes, I'm such a softie.

Good experience. I should keep my eyes open for other plays.

Ong Bak

I can't believe I decided not to watch Ong Back in the theater. It's hilarious! It's a lot bloodier than the other martial arts films I like, but the chase sequence in the first half of the film is comedy gold.

Heh. I remember Sean's blog post...