1.30.2009

kadazan man and equus

went to watch equus the other day. its a story about a psychiatrist who attempts to deal with a young man who has a “religious” interest or what seems like a sexual fascination with horses. it also tells us the story from the psychiatrist’s point view about the boy’s fascination with horses which to him seems exciting compared to his dull and mundane life as a psychiatrist; an overly religious mother who reads the bible everyday to the boy thus resulted the juxtaposition of horses with god; a father who I think is an atheist deeply disturbed by his son’s interest with the bible.in short, it is about a boy who sees the horses as god-like figures. plus all the hoopla about daniel radcliffe, who plays the lead character in the movie harry potter, plays the troubled boy who gets to act in the play in his birthday suit. by the way, i have to say that he looks very short in real life. Anyway, sure there is nothing sexual about the nude scene but nevertheless, I don’t think this play will ever make it to malaysia not only because of the nudity but with the obvious injurious treatment towards religions and cult-like storyline which is a big no-no in malaysia. however, glad that I went to see it. apart from the fact that I dozed off ( only for two seconds ) in the middle of the show which I blame on the japanese food i had at hagi and couple pitcher of beer, at least, I can say that I have seen the revival. Someone told me that they obviously didn't spend a lot of money on sets and props which is true because they only have 4 big cubes on the stage which they use as a bed, chair etc, silver-like horse head and probably gym membership for all the actors who played the horses. they obviously uses big names such daniel radcliffe and richard griffiths to attract audience and make money for the show. luckily I got the ticket for this week because the show ends next week and I heard all tickets already sold out.


4 comments:

KY Chua said...

You were being... sarcastic, I think. :) Interesting critic/review though. ;) --Cheers

kadazan man said...

really...didn't feel that way when i wrote it.

KY Chua said...

Ahh, I misunderstood. I apologize. Your comment did seem somehow sarcastic though, from my narrow-minded point of view, of course. Reminds me of the word "It is Not the Deed but the Intention of the Doer", only in the opposite way. ;)

KY Chua said...

It should be "idiom" not "word". What was I thinking? ;)