Mimesophobia by Carlos Murillo
TOP 25 CHICAGO PLAYS OF 2010
P R E S S:
"Margot Bordelon's production for Theatre Seven of Chicago is a zesty and ambitious affair."
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Margot Bordelon’s direction moves the production at a quick pace that doesn’t sacrifice emotion, and the actors have a firm handle on Carlos Murillo’s stylized dialogue and the relationships, especially Cassy’s with her dead sister. Funny, provocative, and poignant, Theatre Seven’s Mimesophobia is a huge success for the young company, and one of the more refreshing plays to land this season.
FOUR STARS. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
- Scotty Zacher, Chicago Theatre Blog
"The cast on stage is perfectly balanced in talent and wit, and director Margot Bordelon keeps them all bouncing and colliding off one-another for nearly two hours… The whole production is lovingly thought out"
- Richard Green, Talkin' Broadway
"Theatre Seven of Chicago is on the road to being one of the next "IT" Off-Loop theatre companies. The two productions I have seen of theirs ("Cooperstown" & "Mimesophobia") contained strong acting, exciting direction, and innovative design."
- Chris Arnold, Steadstyle Chicago
"Bordelon and her strong, funny cast keep the play on track in its Chicago premiere. Cyd Blakewell is excellent as the stalled scholar, playing the part with an arresting, nearly autistic flatness, and Michael Salinas is hilarious as the alpha half of the screenwriting team. The show’s destabilizing end is a sharp indictment of our culture’s commodification of grief, all in the name of “telling your story.”
- Melissa Albert, TimeOut Chicago
"Theatre Seven’s production crowned a season full of excellent deconstructive theatrical storytelling. Margot Bordelon’s driven and well-paced direction expertly juggled three storylines regarding the mysterious murder of a woman."
TOP 25 CHICAGO PLAYS OF 2010.
- Oliver Sava, Chicago Theatre Beat