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Ilkosa’s “Buttons in the Bread” Theatre Nods & Shakes 2010

December 21, 2010

Yes, it’s almost the year end and active viewing warrants some active ratings and summaries of the year gone by.
I’ll just cast my personal votes on what’s been playing here. All based on my own personal opinion, any similarities (or differences) in opinions are all a matter of perception. They are in no particular order, really.


The Good…
(Shows I enjoyed, whether it’s a good script, acting or just pure entertainment)

1) “Poop” – This was one of the best plays I’ve watched for the year. A thought-provoking piece and done in a rather innovative way, which drew tears from me.

2) “Boeing Boeing” – when a show makes time fly, you know it’s good. Loved Miss Cathay Pacific.

3) “Chestnuts 3D: Yeah yeah yeah” – this was hilarious!

4) “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” – was rather surprised at how well this turned out.

5) “The Water Coolers” – could relate to the scenarios played out. Enjoyed myself.


The Bad…

1) “Descendants of the Eunuch Admiral” – this did not evoke any emotional response from me and even though I’m not a guy, the heavy emphasis on “castration” didn’t go down too well. Not to mention the poor turnout, which is a sign. What was the main parallel they were trying to draw? The focus?

2) “Thoroughly Modern Millie Junior” – this was mainly affected by the cast whom couldn’t speak their lines clearly. We left at intermission.


and the “Huh?”s…

1) “suitCASES” – this completely flew over my head.

2) “Unlike Some People” – I guess I ain’t ready for Albee. Some characters were over-played though.


and “Hmm”s.

1) “Blackbird” – I can’t decide on this, but it was very intense, which left an impression. A complex plot that left questions and many possible interpretations.


…AND some Special Mentions (or those that should be mentioned but not-up-there list)

1) “Awake with Nenek” – coming from a relatively new company (We Colour People), this was a rather engaging play, well-written and played out. I think the company has good potential if it can keep up with it. Heard there’s been some delays for them, but I do hope to catch more of their shows!

2) “Those Who Can’t, Teach” – A familiar play by all, I think it still packs a following.

3) “The Full Monty” – A commendable inaugural production by Pangdemonium Productions.

4) “Pinocchio: The Musical” – magical

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Jeremy permalink*
    December 22, 2010 12:53 pm

    “2) “Boeing Boeing” – when a show makes time fly, you know it’s good…”

    Not sure if that pun was intended, but if it was it’s a good one!

    • December 22, 2010 11:40 pm

      haha…it wasn’t intended, but now that you’ve mentioned it… ;P

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