Two reasons why I wanted to watch this play by Peter Shaffer: I like stories about sex and religion, and I like sex and religion. In one of Shaffer’s notes on the play, he said he wrote Equus to “create a mental world in which the deed could be made comprehensible.”
I was a bit reluctant to watch it because beastiality immensely disgusts me and this play is about a teenage boy’s sexual/religious fascination with horses. But the thought that there is nudity (frontal!) in the play won me over. I’m just kidding BUT I’m totally serious if it’s Daniel Radcliffe from the Broadway version. :p
Anyway, applause to Repertory Philippines for putting together a masterpiece that made me review my existence. Am I living a life of dull stagnation? Am I following my passions, the wholesome and the perverted? More claps to the actor who plays the psychiatrist, Dysart (Miguel Faustmann). His delivery of the last monologue spoke to me, apologizing for molding Strang’s life into one more similar to that of his own, a life with no pain or passion, a life not worth living at all.
Catch Equus at Onstage Greenbelt until the 25th. For ticket inquiries, log on to repertory.ph.
The original plan was to watch Inception with the girls, but I did not have the patience to wait for them to return from their surf trip that I decided to watch it alone last Saturday morning. Also, I like to watch cerebral movies by myself. More concentration, more fun.
As I am a fan of Director Christopher Nolan’s works Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige and The Dark Knight, my expectations were Kilimanjaro-high. Add that I’m a sucker for psych-sci-fi’s and almost-always interested with dreams and the subconscious. I was elated for having all my expectations met– even exceeded! In a nutshell, Inception is profoundly strange and strangely profound.
My take on the totem at the end? I’d like to believe that it was on the verge of stopping, hence, it was already reality. Don’t badger me with the loopholes about Saito and Dom in Limbo. What? I’m a sucker for happy endings. Even in psychologicalheistscifiblockbusters.
Thanks to Jeeves de Veyra for giving us Equus free tickets!
And thank you to myself for getting myself (lol) a movie ticket to Inception! :p
listening to: people talking about accounts and rubbershoes