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Closing This Weekend

By Julienne Bilker in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 31, 2010 7:20PM

Mimesophobia production photo by Amanda Clifford

We were hoping to use last week's writer Happy Hour meeting as an opportunity to get Tankboy drunk enough gently convince our fellow writers to check out some theatre for us, but apparently they have lots of other things to write about like "news" and "politics." Had we not run out of money for shots been more persuasive, here's what we would've sent them to see:

Here Where It's Safe - Stage Left Theatre - closing Saturday
In this new play by M.E.H. Lewis, an American couple, unable to have a child on their own, uses a teenage, Indian surrogate mother. The show explores the desperation on either side of the situation, and the question of what is owed to the surrogate, beyond money. It's good to see this storyline onstage (as opposed to on Law & Order), plus Time Out has great things to say about the performances.

Mimesophobia - Theatre Seven - closing Sunday
We're putting it in writing - we promise to see the next Theatre Seven play. This company's work gets consistently good reviews, and we are ashamed to admit we've missed out more than once. Chris Jones calls Mimesophobia (defined by Playwright Carlos Murillo as "the irrational fear of slavish imitation") "a zesty and ambitious affair" with "some lively performances." We're kicking ourselves again.

AjaxAntigone - The State Theatre - closing Sunday
Although the new-in-town State Theatre's Greek mythology/tragedy mash-up didn't receive the greatest of reviews, according to Time Out, "the production does display plenty of nerve and imagination." We're always curious to follow a new company's trajectory, so we'll be interested to see the contrast between AjaxAntigone and whatever the group comes up with next.