Review: Craving gravy or love in the time of cannibalism opening night

Dakota Baggett

dabaggett@txwes.edu

The name says it all.

There was gravy, a bit of love, and, yes, there was definitely cannibalism. The play was shocking, funny, and even briefly sad, but in the end it had a fairytale ending.

“Craving Gravy” is a real and relatable play, aside from the fact that it was set after an apocalypse.  Men and women both can associate with the play, which makes it a good show for a date if any love birds on campus are looking for a fun inexpensive night – not to mention it is a great way to come out and support your fellow Rams in the campus theatre.

That is really all that can be said about the production for now. Like any TV show, movie, or book, it is best not to give away any spoilers. It is just one of those things that have to be experienced first-hand.

Photo By: Madalyn Russell

Photo By: Madalyn Russell

“This is a show that will keep you laughing and smiling, “said Jessica LaVilla (Gilroy), senior and Theatre major as well as a lead character.  It’s a fun show.”

Cast member Spencer Baker (Delroy) enjoyed performing in and the audience reaction to the first three shows.

“I think opening night went great,” he stated. “We had a great turnout and everyone seemed to really enjoy it. We’ve had smaller crowds, but everyone who has gone really seemed to enjoy it, and I think that’s all that really matters.

“The shows are going great,” he continued, “but it never hurts to have a sold out audience, of course. When we had four performances left, I expected to see a larger turnout and a lot more smiling faces coming to support their fellow Wesleyanites. It’s a bizarre show with a great hidden message, and it’s something that needed to be shared with the rest of the campus.”

Sophomore biology major Aleksei Barrera said: “I really liked it and thought that it was well put together. My favorite character was the Charmer (played by sophomore Theatre major Cameron Byerly). “He kept his part straight, didn’t laugh and was great at preforming his character.”

With the first weekend over, there now have been three performances leaving just with more week beginning and ending Thursday-Sunday, Oct. 3-6. There were no negative comments about the show before or after the opening , and while the first night was an audience hit, practice appears to make perfect.

For less than half the price of a movie ticket, the community can see solid entertainment while supporting drama on campus and the Texas Wesleyan Theatre  Department.