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20 July 2006 @ 01:41 am
Would you press the switch that would end your life?  
スイッチを押すとき ~君達はなぜ生きているんだ?~
"When the switch is pressed ~What is it that you're living for?~"
If you could press a button that would end your life instantly, would you do it?

In a way, although it is a dark subject, I'm glad that I knew the word "jisatsu" (自殺 - japanese for "suicide") before I went to see this play. Because that's what it was about..... like I'd heard from other people, this play left me with a heavy feeling. Even now, hours after seeing it, I still feel as if all I can do is think about what was portrayed, and what it means, to me and to people as a whole. I want to say that a play like this, which was dark, scary, and depressing, had a positive message to say about life somewhere in it. But I honestly don't think that it did. It wasn't meaningless, by any means, but I think that the point was, perhaps, to make you consider your own life. That's all... take a good, deep look at your life, and don't let it end like this.

My sincere compliments go to the playwright. Out of all of the plays I have ever seen in my life, and all of this movies, this was one of the most shocking/moving/contemplative things that I've ever seen. I truly, even though my eyes feel as if they've been opened momentarily to a darker world, am grateful that I was able to go. If it was ever put to dvd, I would buy it, and though I would not watch it often, would definitely see it again in order to truly appreciate my own life.

The acting was amazing... summing up the characters, I hated Nagayan's character, Minami, for most of the play for his two-faced-ness, but sympathized with him at other times. I loved Hijii Mika's character, Masami, maybe because I felt sympathy for what she went through, as a woman. Sugawara Takuma's character, Ryota, especially left an impression on me. Mitsu and Aiba Hiroki's characters were charming (especially Aiba's), and Tagami Hiroshi's character had me despising him to his core (I can't remember the character names, gomen). Just six people, but the story and their performances were so enthralling that I was sitting on the edge of my seat at times. I also cried, and cried hard...

The story, and more feelings... Would YOU push your switch?Collapse )

Would I press the switch? I want to think that I would say "no" too, I really, really do....

PS: Official website is here: http://www.digital-hollywood.com/switch/
Shazzshazz_chan on July 20th, 2006 12:08 am (UTC)
Just reading this description makes me sad;__; I wish I could see it myself, and understand it too^^
didi a.k.a. beldaran: potblue_bel on July 20th, 2006 12:13 am (UTC)
i think i want to cry just from reading that... i'd probably get the dvd if there ever was one... but i'd be too scared to watch it... ;_____;
pesarochildpesarochild on July 20th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
I know I'll probably never see this play, ever, but I love how you wrote about it. Just reading it made me cry. It's very, very deep. I appreciate the review! Thank you!
jimmy_thesigerjimmy_thesiger on July 20th, 2006 01:11 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks.... wish I could have seen it.
プリーストpriestnobaka on July 20th, 2006 01:13 am (UTC)
Ouch..that was very depressingT____T

Nice summary you did describing the whole play out, it was nice reading it, thank you~!
Koko: sad fye :(clarinetkoko on July 20th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Wow, they made that out into a play? o_O I think I know the original book, someone read a chapter aloud at class as a book report. God, was it sad and creepy. -_-;
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on July 20th, 2006 02:08 pm (UTC)
It was a book, really??!!! UWA! I want to read it!
(no subject) - clarinetkoko on July 20th, 2006 02:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - hinoai on July 20th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC) (Expand)
nikki: hobbycaelestin on July 20th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
Thanks for doing a detailed summary/review ^^. I felt I had watched it myself. Now I'm sad all over again xD. Still, it was a good red ^_^
iyabeanvolley on July 20th, 2006 02:50 am (UTC)
WOW. WOW. Thank you so much for writing this summary... ;_; So...Wow. I wish I could watch the play... Wah, I know it's unlikely for it to go on DVD, but I'm still hoping...
♥ Thanks again! :'D
tiarandeartiarandear on July 20th, 2006 03:13 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the summary ^^ Made me sad though ;_____; and make me really really really want to watch it~~
ore-samathesundaywriter on July 20th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
wow, that was really deep. wish i could watch it. it's been awhile since i've seen a good play.
~♥ calai ♥~magic57user on July 20th, 2006 04:08 am (UTC)
that was very interesting... dark and depressing, indeed... if i had seen, i prolly would've cried buckets... hmmm...
ジェニファー/Peekadoibuuoom: rain - motive_iconskawaiijen28 on July 20th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
That was interesting. I would also like to see this. All we can do is hope it will come out in dvd. Man if it does come out, thatd be one of the things i have to get.

Thanks a lot for the detailed review. A round stage is... quite interesting.
Aserettaserett on July 20th, 2006 08:40 am (UTC)
Thanks for the summary~ I actually felt as if I went to watch it. Thank you :D
xiyu: aiba_charmxiyu on July 20th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
gosh... thanks for the detailed description of the play!! gosh i feel so depressed! its a depressing play. but its really really really deep, ne? i really hope that they will release a dvd of it!
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Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on July 20th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ^.^ I'm glad that I was able to move you (and other people). ^^