Kiss Play Analysis

Kiss I saw this performance on Friday night, my initial reaction was a lot of confusion. The first act of the play was the story of some friends in Syria with a love affair, at times funny and sometimes awkward. The female lead was in love with her best friend’s boyfriend, who was also her boyfriend’s best friend, and they had wanted to start a relationship of their own. However she was going to be proposed to, this conflict made the story very intriguing because I wanted to see who the girl would chose. She ended up saying yes to her boyfriend, which left the friend confused and distraught. When the girlfriend of the male lead entered the scene she was upset with her boyfriend about an encounter she had while she was at work. After this altercation …show more content…
I was content with what I believed to be the plot and the ending had me wanting to know more. Also I saw aspects of the things such as status and status change throughout the play, which like you always say, made it a lot more fun to watch. Yet after this first act the actors came to center stage and had said they got this play from a Syrian writer and wanted to facetime her to see if they had interpreted the text correctly. They got a hold of her and for the first couple minutes I thought the interview was real. They began to ask her question on her life and about some of the dialogue in the show, she was living in a war ridden area and that is what she used all throughout her writing of the play. I am not sure if the facetime session was supposed to be posed as real, but the way the cast asked so many personal questions to a woman who they didn’t know, and the circumstance she was in. It seemed more and more staged, not to mention the lack of respect they seemed to have for a woman in a very violent country. The main purpose of this interview was to understand if they had interpreted her text correctly. The cast had believed it was a love story in which the female lead had been in the middle of a love affair and died of a broken heart. I remember specifically the cast asking the writer about some of the moments that seemed funny and awkward during the show, and she had told them “What is funny about war?” She had described …show more content…
It made me feel as if the story was dark and deadly just as the writer had originally intended. I left the show sad and somewhat depressed by the nature of war in foreign countries and how day to day life can be taken for granted. I thought it was a wonderful show from start to finish. I was a little confused in the middle and think that the part with the interview could have been done with a little more attention to the audience. However it still enlightened me into the terrors of war and what this play was really about. I thought the actors did a great job and it was very well

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