Love is Blind, Love is Bliss
Foolish games, Bring Happiness
Courting Johanna was the first ever dramatic production I have had the pleasure of attending and I was pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed the experience. The play was full of action varying from hardships, friendships, love, and conflicts and had me intrigued throughout the entire play. The acting, climax, and the design of the play were three aspects that I paid close attention to and analyzed throughout the play. The acting and play design were both executed well and in a professional manner and the climax was relatively easy to identify.
Courting Johanna featured 9 actors who transformed themselves into individual characters during the play and brought the audience on a theatrical adventure through the 1950’s. In my opinion I thought the acting was enticing and the characters were convincing through both their oral and physical presentations. The way the actors transformed into their characters and made the audience believe their performance through emotional connections and the use of accents was very impressive to me. The actors successfully followed Stanislavsky’s method of acting by creating convincing and natural characters with relationships and goals. The actor who impressed me the most was Becca McDonald, who played Sabitha Boudreau. Becca’s character seemed like a very natural fit for her and she executed it very well with all the desirable skills of an actor such as memorized lines, clear speech, bodily expressions, and a charming personality. Overall I thought the acting in the play was done quite well and in a professional manner.
Play design includes the costumes, the set, and the projection of the play. I was quite impressed with all three aspects. This being my first play I didn’t have much to base it on but I thought the way the design was used in Courting Johanna was very influential on how the audience experienced the play. Courting Johanna was based back in the...