Monday, March 31, 2008

Blue Man Group

Last night my wife and I went to see the Blue Man Group at the Charles River Playhouse. The tickets were a gift from my mother-in-law. I have to say the show was really exciting and better than I expected. I really appreciated their creativity. The social commentary made throughout the show was really funny. Lasell students should make it a point to go see the show. I think they would really enjoy it.

While they did not do this act last night, Blue Man Group has done a piece about global warming. If you have not seen it you should watch it here.

I am glad to see the Blue Man Group is promoting awareness of global issues. However, I have to comment on one act in the show. At one point, each Blue Man went into the audience and had people in attendance pulling rolls of crate paper. I mean hundreds of rolls of paper. It was crazy. I have to admit it was really run throwing the paper on the girls in the row in front of me. But at the same time, I felt a bit guilty because I new it was such a waste. Even if the crate paper was from recycled material and the show recycles it, it is still a waste. Energy goes into producing recycled crate paper and energy goes into recycling the used paper. While the audience loved it, I feel the act instills a sense that excessive use of a material is acceptable if it entertains us. I really enjoyed the show but hope Blue Man Group might consider removing this act.

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