The verdict is in! Chicago loves "dark play." The show has opened to enthusiastic responses from critics and audiences alike. Links to all available press reviews are below:
Chicago Sun-Times - "...as disturbing as it is powerful..."
Chicago Theater Beat - "...a simultaneously repellent and ultra-compelling saga.”
Around the Town Chicago - "...the acting is strong as is the direction..."
Chicago Now - "Amazes and dazes!"
Chicago Critic - "...a worthy journey into the potential power of the Internet..."
Centerstage - "Collaboraction's production is...top-notch."
Newcity Stage - "...a deeply felt Chicago premiere."
Chicago Reader - "...compelling...a thrill.”
TimeOut Chicago - "surprisingly packed and active...a digital dreamscape."
WBEZ Dueling Critics Audio Review - "...this is why Chicago theater is the best in the country."
And here's a handful of audience member reactions to the production:
"This is an incredibly well produced and intense play. With simple and clean scene changes, with minimal fuss, the world of a lonely teen is presented graphically. There is drama, humor and intensity in every scene, and the young cast brings it off beautifully. It's one of those rare pieces that takes you on a journey with surprises around every corner. Do yourself a favor and see this play in this tight production in an intimate setting. You'll love it." ~"John" on goldstar.com (5 out of 5 stars)
"Wonderfully exciting 90 minutes of theatre. Highly recommend." ~"Goldstar Member" on goldstar.com (4 out of 5 stars)
"A pretty intense experience...really well acted, staged, and directed. The venue is also a terrific place to see a play." ~"Goldstar Member" on goldstar.com (4 out of 5 stars)
"Dark Play is not an easy ride, although it is a worthwhile one...See this jarring and disturbing wonder." ~"Goldstar Member" on goldstar.com (5 out of 5 stars)