Andie G’s Monthly Musings

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Well, I was itchin’ to see a play, so I decided to see a local Baltimore performance. The Single Carrot is a pretty chill theatre in Remington. So I saw what they had at the time, and it was this play called Savage/Love. I went into it sort of blind. I mean, it was an adaptation of a bunch of love poems for the stage, that I knew. But it was my first time at the Single Carrot, so I didn’t really know what to expect.

I went on a Thursday night. It was mostly people on dates and this one hipster guy with a mustache and a National Bohemian in hand. There were like three rows of seats. The people who worked there were pretty cool though.

Alright, so the show starts. One hour, no intermission. Ok. Then, started fifteen minutes of poetry reading. “Oh man, is it actually just going to be poetry reading?” I initially feared. But once they recited all the poems, they then performed the interpretation of the poems, and thus, the actual play.

It was pretty good. The piece was mostly vignettes, think Student Run’s Almost Maine back when I was a sophomore. There was a banjo and mandolin love scene that absolutely melted my heart. Then there was that bit were the whole cast flipped off their exes while walking off stage. There were actually a lot of really strong, heart-felt moments. Enough to melt through my solid steel exterior.

It pains me to say this, but there was one bit that I found a bit ridiculous. There’s this lesbian couple right? Anyway, there are tied together by a piece of rope. Get it?! It’s because they’re tied together, and they are permanently attached to each other! So when the relationship goes sour, one of them runs to the door, but guess what? She can’t leave because of the rope! By the way, this isn’t light-hearted. She’s trying to run away, but she can’t and she collapses to the floor in tears. It’s all very serious. But I had to stifle my laughter on that one.

So 8/10, would recommend, but the play’s finished already.

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