The Way We're Wired (drama)
Eric R. Samuelsen
1999 AML Award: Drama
I too liked The Way We're Wired a whole lot. To be honest, though,it's kind of humiliating to me. Not that the play offened me in anyway -- it helped me understand. When I came out of the play I sawEric Samuelsson in the foyer and first I congradulated him, then said"You're going to make me start liking people."
In the play the characters are so well drawn. I've known people likethe characters. They always seemed like freaks -- really, reallyweird -- and I never much liked them. I never much liked hanging outwith Mormons. But in the play I got to understand why the characterswere like they were. And the most surprising thing of all, Iunderstood they had become like that. Like that's not really how theywere . . . they just became like that in response to the dirty worldthing. I understand that. The same thing happened to me. If peoplebecome freaks because of the world -- maybe I can forgive them. Maybeeven like them.
It's hard to explain. The reason that was humiliating was that thatlittle nugget of wisdom is so elementary and obvious, it makes mewonder what else I'm missing. Some times I feel like an alien.
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