Lemon Boots (extra credit paper)
For this extra credit assignment I attended the play Lemon Boots. I don’t really go to plays too often so I had no idea what to expect. The play was at Long Beach State in the Studio Theatre. In this play there were three things that really stood out in my mind. Those were the stage setting, the story behind the play, and the end of the play.
The first thing that really stood out in my mind was the stage when I walked in. I thought it was going to be like an ...view middle of the document...
Another thing I liked was that the play involved the audience. It was only for a few minutes but it was pretty cool, really kept me into the play.
The second thing that stood out, but in a bad way, was the whole meaning of the play. Most of the play there was no verbal language. If someone were to talk it was a scream or it was in Spanish, so I didn’t really understand what was going on. Too me it just looked like everyone running around doing some crazy dancing. The characters would turn into animals and then humans. Some of the symbolic meaning I would get, and then there was parts where I was like, what is going on. The play only lasted for like an hour. At the end I went and asked one of the characters what was this supposed to be all about and he replied, there is no true meaning; it is whatever you make it as to be. If I were to guess, it looked like the life cycle of a tree or a plant.
The last thing that really stood out was the end of the play. After all this confusion about what just happened with all the symbolic meaning and the Spanish and screaming, the played ended with the song “Gangnam Style” and everyone went crazy. This made no sense to me. This whole experience was pretty weird, but it was different and I like different.