I was in one of the worst moods today...I have had a really long last couple of weeks...I have been barely home and had a lot of things to take care of so at the end of the spell, I am a little tired and a little worn out.

As that is, I went to see Theatre de la Jeune Lune's adaptation of Figaro . It was done with the unique perspective of Figaro and Cheribino's future selves telling of the past actions and reliving their possible mistakes in life.

This was a really a unique perspective because of the overall origins of the play itself. The play was written as an afront to Louis XVI of France while the revolution in 1792 was occuring. The representation of the characters is derived from the revolutionaries. Figaro and the 4 other main characters are the revolutionaries while the count is a represenatation of King Louis. The revolutionaries, Figaro, trick the King into believing everything was copecetic and calm even after he lost his wife, the representation of France itself. He thought he refound it in his wife's maiden Susanna but in reality she was in love with Figaro, the revolutionary.

It was very well done by the minimalist Jeune Lune but the overall concept was what puzzled me. With Figaro looking back in the past, almost as looking back on his mistakes, why was the revolution a mistake. It was quite a puzzling concept to me and I found no resolution in whether or not they thought the revolution itself was a mistake.

The play overall was very good and I wish I was in a little better mood when seeing it but man...I have had a really long week of high highs and low lows. I enjoyed it as much as I could but in reality I felt so worn out I could not really get into it.

I DID MAKE A MISTAKE EARLIER, IT WAS AN OPERA AND NOT A MUSICAL AS PREVIOUSLY STATED.

A Jeune Lune play is always worth seeing with the exception of The Miser.

 

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