The only photo I took tonight at Battalia Royale, post-play. Unfortunately, it’s a really bad, noisy picture. But it was so good, guys. I can’t even. :) Last showing is on Thursday, still at the CCP ramp at 1900, but now with added Radioactive Sago Project.
It’s a bit difficult to really get in there, as the whole play happens around four major storylines cut up into carefully constructed “stations”. Thankfully, we were very, very lucky and got to see around 95% of the whole thing. Lots of running, jostling, sitting on the floor, and climbing architecture to see the play, so wear comfortable shoes and clothing you’re cool with dirtying a bit. Don’t wear white, because the fake blood does fly when you’re close to the actors.
The running around actually did serve to heighten the feelings, as we were so pumped up with adrenaline by the end that we very nearly exploded at the end. My friends and I were quite taken with the entire cast, and their acting.
The director was a marvelously down-to-earth sweetheart named JK, who, in the middle of the performance, actually stopped to give us a few protips on dealing with the station changes. I really wanted to pick his brain a bit, but goodness, the entire CCP ramp was a massive, swirling vortex of feels, so I just settled for enthusiastically pumping his hand up and down when I got the chance. I DID sneak a quick hug in when he talked to us earlier in the evening, so I suppose I am content!
Perusing the program now, and enjoying every tidbit of information.