Yes, This Really Happened to Me by various writers
P R E S S:
Theatre Seven of Chicago's hour-long one-act is a first-rate piece of story theater--crisp, funny, moving, and utterly devoid of self-indulgence. A nine-person cast, all in their 20s, perform autobiographical texts by five writers who also appear on video to provide reflective commentary. Familiar themes--childhood friendships, family relationships, sexual experimentation, drug experiences--get fresh, idiosyncratic spins. Playing multiple characters (this is an ensemble work, not an evening of monologues), the actors are precise, detailed, confident, and emotionally authentic, while directors Margot Bordelon and Cassandra Sanders maintain a pace that's brisk but never rushed. If these young artists represent the future of off-Loop theater, we're in very good hands indeed. CRITIC'S CHOICE.
- Albert Williams, The Chicago Reader