4000 Days Reviews
Chicago Reader- Recommended
"...More often than not, amnesiac relationship dramas are the stuff of daytime TV and retconning blockbuster franchises; here, both Quilter and artistic director Jay Españo take strides to elevate the stakes in this PrideArts production above soap opera contrivances. As a man launched ten years into his own future, Prince conveys both the grief and sense of opportunity of waking up to the real-life George Bailey otherworld of being a decade greyer, with none of the career merits he’d hung his hopes on in his youth. The concept is rich enough without the monster-in-law side conflict, which bloats the plot a bit, but at opening, Jamaica played refreshingly against the script’s archetypal tropes, giving Carol some warmth."
Around The Town Chicago- Recommended
"...Try to imagine being in an accident, then in a coma for three weeks. When you come to, you find that your mind has erased the past 11 years ( “4000 Days”). That is the story-line of Peter Quilter’s “4000 Days” now on stage at The Pride Arts Center. This writer, who brought the world the Judy Garland Bio “End of the Rainbow” digs deep into the characters involved in this taut story about a man, his lover and his mother. It is a pure love triangle but with a few minor changes at the corners."
Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended
"...While not exactly a new story, Peter Quilter’s play is thought-provoking and, ironically, very memorable. There are several plays, films and books about amnesiacs who must work through the mental and physical murkiness in order to resume a life with clarity and understanding. But Quilter’s play, particularly as told through Jay Espano’s excellent, sensitive production, gives the trope a new twist. PrideArts has a winner with this second offering in a season that’s about “The Search for Identity Among Queer Communities.” Bravo!"