This. by Mary Laws
P R E S S:
The Yale Cabaret’s This. is a fast-paced pastiche of personal events from multiple sources. Staged by a cast of six—three males, three females—and directed by Margot Bordelon, the script, developed by Mary Laws, derives from interviews and anonymous emails solicited from people from the communities of Yale, the Drama School, and New Haven. To what end? To weave the anecdotes of childhood trauma, teenage experiences, and other moments of “loss or fracture” into an entertaining and touching night of theater.
- Donald Brown, New Haven Review
“This.” is not traditional storytelling, but it still has the powerful quality of narrative to transcend the divide between fact and fiction to capture something more extraordinary and more truthful. “This.” is the kind of show that makes you look at the stranger sitting next to you a little differently. We see how life is funny and sad at the same time. “This.” is the reason we seek connections to people around us. “This.” reminds us that we are not alone.
- Joy Shan, Yale Daily News
Interview with Mary Laws and Margot Bordelon: http://yaledailynews.com/weekend/2012/10/05/margot-bordelon-dra-13-and-mary-laws-dra-14-playwrights-creative-visionaries/
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