Saturday, July 21, 2012

sometimes adults do tend to act more like children


 my friends and i braved the storm Ferdie to watch the play God of Carnage, featuring the one, the only, Miss Lea Salonga.  strangely enough, this is one of those straight plays, so it doesn't really matter who plays the character, because you only want to hear her sing.


the play is  about two pairs of parents, one of whose child has hurt the other at a public park, who meet to discuss the matter in a civilized manner. however, as the evening goes on, the parents become increasingly childish, resulting in the evening devolving into chaos.  it's amazing how easily liquor can change the behavior of seemingly normal adults.

i honestly thought i was going to doze off during this whole play.  i enjoy watching people talk but i since coming from shift, i didn't know if i could absorb everything going on.   i did and i enjoyed it immensely.  it was a really funny play.

watching it made me remember how i was brought up as a kid and i imagine how many of the kids i interacted with growing up were brought up.  parents from my generation have a different way of instilling discipline in their kids compared to you kids now.  we didn't have Bantay Bata back then and we kids really did what we were told because we were afraid of the consequences.  you kids these days, you are spoiled rotten and most of you have a very short attention span.  plus, most of the child-rearing is delegated to the media: radio, TV, internet, so if you grow up feeling like the world revolves around you, i will not be surprised.

anyway, i digress.  sometimes adults do tend to act more like children. whether it's because they had to mature too soon so they missed out on a lot of things or they just happen to be sheltered and feeble-minded because they grew up in an environment that nurtures that so they act that way, it comes out.  eventually.  i know.  i am both childish and childlike.  i wasn't hugged enough as a child.  sue me.

the actors were great on this play and i don't regret seeing it even when i haven't had any sleep at all.  i loved it.  parents should see it.