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17 Border Crossings

Frindle's picture

 The play 17 Border Crossings was wonderful for a variety of reasons. However, I did not feel any sense of deep play coming from the show. This probably stems from the fact that I didn't feel any sense of danger going into this performance, which is one of the important aspects necessary to deep play. Instead, I think that the show exemplified critical play. There was a definite sense of critiquing society that I felt from the performance. And I do think that was partly his intention, to make people think about boarder crossings in all senses.

Also, I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that when he talked about Pablo, Pablo had tried to cross the boarder 16 times before, and this was his 17th boarder crossing, which brings back the point we were making in class about how everything goes back to Pablo.