Are You Priest Enough?
The premise for Are You Priest Enough? sounded promising enough: “SEX, LUST, POWER. And a hot Nun?” The picture featured on the write-up (and above) also evoked a goodly (godly?) sense of comedy. However, the actual play fell somewhat short of expectations.
The story – an individual who is working his way through the Seminary to become a Priest – is a good one. The actor, Bob Legare, manages to incorporate many typical and stereotypical Catholic ideas and ideals throughout his telling of the tale. The story is really an introspection of what the character confronts in his own mind during is call to the Seminary, his time spent in the Seminary and ultimately his call to Priesthood. Legare manages to have fun with some of the Catholic dogma, but does so in a fairly respectful way. In order to fully enjoy this play, you don’t have to be Catholic, but a rudimentary understanding of Catholicism would be helpful.
The story is spiced up with Legare breaking out into song throughout the performance. His singing is mediocre, at best, but the campiness of it seems to fit with the overall story… so I guess it works. Legare’s acting is also on the same level. There were several times during the play where it felt like he was needlessly restraining himself. A bit more exaggeration in his presentation would have gone a long way.
If you’re looking for a somewhat humourous, somewhat insightful play about the trials and tribulations of going through the Catholic Seminary, then this play is for you. If not… (you know the rest).
Here’s my rating:
3 / 5 factories