Lies & Liars, a New Multimedia Play from Theatre Seven
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In the dark ages of the 1990s, motherhood was a blood-sport of pageantry and honor. Instead of thundering steeds, moms drove minivans. Instead of helmets and shining armor, they wore fanny packs and sported side-ponies held in place with scrunchies. And now the glorious tale of these legendary warriors is told in The Moms: Fannypackin' Heat. In a world where it's all for the kids, six parents battle to rule the school district once and for all ... or at least for the duration of the coming school year. Friendships are challenged and wine coolers are emptied in this deliriously funny play at the Chicago Dramatists Theatre. Learn More
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Featured review from stuart baum
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We had been to this theatre before and were blown away by the production we saw there. Perhaps this set an overly high expectation?
They turned the standard playbill on its head, which also made you believe you were in for a gem.
Or perhaps the script was broken (though the concept and pay-off worked for me), the staging was "high-schooly" and the acting was mediocre?
Anyway, we left not discussing the overall premise, but what could have been done to tighten the overall performance. Never good.
The big disconnect is that the idea is dark, but the acting felt like we were watching a sit-com. Was this intentional? If so, in my opinion, it needs to be rethought.
Conceived and Directed by Margot Bordelon and Cassy Sanders
What's your biggest lie? What if one file held the truth about every lie anyone's ever told you? This world premiere, multimedia original from the creators of last year's Yes, This Really Happened to Me pulls water cooler politics through the rabbit hole. Welcome to ALCOR, international lie protection agency, where Benny Willard finds himself face to face with every liar he has ever met! Let Theatre Seven be your guide to a world where nothing can be trusted.
About the Ticket Supplier: Theatre Seven of Chicago
Founded in 2007, Theatre Seven of Chicago's mission is to transform the way Chicagoans engage with their city and to become the premiere center for the creation, development and showcase of theatrically-based Chicago stories. The company has earned nominations for four Jeff Awards, two Black Theatre Alliance Awards and won the 2012 League of Chicago Theatres' Emerging Theatre Award. The company's noted world premieres include The Chicago Landmark Project, We Live Here and Diversey Harbor. Theatre Seven company also hosts a robust menu of auxiliary programming, including a free monthly reading series, Shikaakwa, featuring new looks at Chicago plays and one of the best post-show discussions in town.