Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Clone Wars

Last night, Sarah and I attended a play at ACT called A Number. I didn't realize until we got there that Kevin Tighe was in the cast. If you're old enough, you'll remember Kevin on the old TV show Emergency! If you're younger than that, he has been on Lost playing Locke's father.
The play concerned itself with cloning and it addressed some pretty good issues about whether human cloning is right or wrong. The play takes no stand either way, allowing you to make up your own mind. Kevin Tighe plays a father who reveals that his son is a clone and that the original son is still alive and that there are about 20 others roaming around. The other fellow in the cast played the clones. As the father confronts 3 of these "things" including the original, the ethical and moral issues play out. The original is quite a villian and, at one point, the father asks if he is going to hunt them all down and kill them. Wow! What a movie that would make, huh? Man finds out he's been cloned so he tracks down and kills the others so that he can be unique again. Ah, but at the end there is a twist. He finds out he's a clone and he has killed the original. Maybe I'll pitch this to M. Night Shyamalamma-Ding-Dong. He loves those twist endings.
Anyhow, the play was only 55 minutes and raised some interesting questions but the dialogue was a bit annoying due to the way it was written. There were many unfinished sentences with the characters running on top of one another. I know it's a stylistic choice, one I didn't enjoy. The other guy who played the clone was very good. He played three characters that look alike but have different personalities. He did a very good job changing his accent and body language to create the characters.
After the play, I treated my lady to some dessert at The Cheesecake Factory because she had had a rough day and we all know that chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake can make a bad day better.

No comments: