Thursday, January 12, 2006

Mi Vida Gitana

Teatro Milagro
January 12, 2006; closes January 21, 2006

(Preview.) American military school dropout joins mother in Spain and begins rocky courtship with gypsy heritage. Small cast challenged to fill story’s big-picture ambitions because script, though fluidly bilingual, only sketches the outline. Could’ve benefited from more paint, smaller canvas and wider application of those colorful beatbox and flamenco moments.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

colorful beatbox? are you referring to the sound design?

Anonymous said...

No he's referring to a moment in the play when the American puts a poem to song for the gypsy girl using beatbox percussion.

Follow Spot said...

that's right -- i'm not sure who originated the idea (sound designer, director, playwright), but it was a nice touch, given that the character is a musician wannabe