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Donovan Pogue
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“APO SHOW” Out of all the plays, I think this was by far the best one to me, just because of the different mini plays, and the comedy that came from them all. The first show I would like to discuss would be “Sure Thing”. I really enjoyed this one. This play was mostly about this guy trying to pursue this woman, and he starts off badly a few times so a bell is rung for him to begin again. This one had a lot of humorous moments in it. They were both very funny, especially the guy. I think they had a mutual like towards each other and it led them to go on a date to the movies. In the end, what he was trying to pursue, he finally got, but it just wasn’t the right timing for him in when her first attempted to ask her on a date. He also had to change up his conversation so it could be more respectable to the girl Betty. The second play was not as exciting as the first. I do not think it was as funny as the first one also because it was not as exciting to watch also. It involved one character, which was Mitch, he was talking to the crowd about a type writer, but comes to the conclusion that he is a typewriter himself, In this play he is trying to pursue something himself also, but I feel like he doesn’t know how to pursue this certain something. This something turns out to be a piece of paper, and in the end he exchanges names with this piece of paper. The difference between this play and that play is that he wasn’t trying to pursue this something at first until he seen it after explaining to the audience on how he is a typewriter. The third play “Foreplay, or the Art of the Fugue” was similar to the other three because it consisted of a pursuit also. Three guys are trying to run game on these girls so they can end up having sex with them at the end of the night. They take them on this circular golf course and use their famous lines they always use but they are starting to miss shots that they aren’t always missing, and the girls are asking questions that are confusing them and deviating them from their plan for the night. I think these three plays have different styles of pursuit but in the end they all end up getting exactly what they want, not just when they wanted it. The fourth play was the only one that I did not really understand, but it was still funny. But, it did somewhat tie into the theme of the pursuit of something. I don’t know if this tied into the theme of timing and pursuit but a man named Phillip walked in a bread shop in the pursuit of some bread, by the way he was smelling it, but he sees someone, whom used to be his lover and at that moment it distracts him from getting his bread and they start to sing a song about if this guy that this woman fell in love with. Then eventually in the end he ends up getting his bread. I still thought maybe I interpreted this wrong but it did somewhat tie into the theme of the other ones but a different life situation. The fifth play, I thought The Philadelphia was funny also, because the two guys were funny as the other casts. Mark comes in upset about how everything is going wrong in his life, and he wants it change at that moment, but it doesn’t and the guy he is meeting Al explains to him that he is in Philadelphia and how that you have to relax and ask for the opposite of everything to get what he wants, and he starts to follow those instructions and everything starts to change dramatically for him, but bad things start to happen to Al. In the end, the mark finally gets what he was pursuing, which was a change in his luck. In the sixth show, “English Made Simple” this speaker is trying to help these two people work on being able to say what they feel when they see each other. At first the two were not able to say what they needed to say to each other. As they press on they are eventually able to express their feelings to each other. This theme ties very much with the rest, because all three characters were in pursuit of a goal. The speaker’s was to get the two people to express their feelings, and the two people’s goals were to express themselves. In the “Variations on the Death of Trotsky” Trotsky’s wife reads to him out of the encyclopedia that he will die the next day because he was smashed in the head. Trotsky is trying to find out before he dies for good, which smashes him in the back of the head and why. He eventually finds out that it was Ramon, they guy who works in their garden, but ends up being an enemy to him. In the end, he says a speech to his wife and eventually dies with his questions answered; he also was in pursuit of something. In the play “The Universal Language,” this young girl decides to join a class in pursuit of learning a different language and to get confidence in her to speak up and lose the stutter that she has. The teacher, Don at first was not going to teach her until he finds out her situation and he has an instant attraction to her, because she understands his language. She learns a great bit about this language to come to find out that it is not real, but she forgives him because she developed the confidence to speak without a stutter, and learn a new language and they end up together by the end because she also gained feelings for him. The last show, “Words, Words, Words,” was one of the funniest, but I didn’t really understand if monkey people were pursuit was to somehow leave the facility they were in or to type some words in the typewriter. During the scene they are discussing ways that they could be released out of that place and why they cannot seem to get any words on the typewriter even though their vocabulary was extremely high, which was weird to me, but it was extremely hilarious. By the end of the play, Kafka eventually start to come up with words to type on the typewriter, and the guy monkey at the end, I think his name was Swift, but he starts to type also. These nine poems all have the same themes that correlate with each other. These poems are different situations that involve love, one-night stands, death, low self-esteem, and problems with producing in at the right time. The styles are all different, because of the time period and situations. The overall theme that ties them all together; I feel like is that a person will never get what he wants right then or there, but if they work hard at it they will get what they are pursuing, and maybe a little more. Timing and hard work are key things in life.…...

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