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Homos, Or Everyone In America
Homos, Or Everyone In America

Homos, Or Everyone In America
Pride Films And Plays at Pride Arts Center - The Broadway
Thru - Sep 30, 2018

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Pride Films And Plays at Pride Arts Center - The Broadway

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Chicago Reader- Somewhat Recommended

"...The play covers a lot of ground in order to contextualize each man's inner turmoil: the couple debates everything from threesomes to the use of poppers to the gay community's perception in America. These issues lay a critical foundation for what it means to be gay today, but the show's strongest moments stay within the Writer and the Academic's relationship."
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Marissa Oberlander

Windy City Times- Somewhat Recommended

"...This leaves director Derek Van Barham and the troupe assembled for this Pride Films and Plays production to secure our sympathies—or, at least, our tolerance—for the progress of two implausibly naive individuals exhibiting no explanation for their mutual attraction except to generate Platonic dialogues and Erotic cuddles. As played by Nelson Rodriguez, however, the repressed Academic is endowed with depths of understated introspection, his reserve contrasting with Niko Kourtis' provocative portrayal of the volatile ( and often annoyingly self-righteous ) young Writer. Likewise fabricating personalities beyond what information Seavey's script provides them are Jordan Dell Harris and Jessica Vann as what we can only assume are the "everyone in America" mentioned in the title."
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Mary Shen Barnidge

Stage and Cinema- Not Recommended

"...What’s most maddening about this one-act is Seavey’s arrogantly inclusive title: Far from emblematic of everyday, garden-variety “HOMOS,” let alone “EVERYONE IN AMERICA” (notice the Trump-like caps), these drama queens are strategically specific. Hardly Tony Kushner’s “Angels in America,” they’re trendy Gothamites placed under a merciless microscope."
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Lawrence Bommer

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

"...Jordan Seavey’s savvy play, which played Off-Broadway just two years ago, and has played both domestic and internationally over the past two years. It’s a smart choice for kicking off Pride Films & Plays’ new season of plays and musicals. This show is fast-paced and funny, while also being passionate and poignant. Featuring a simple, but effective scenic, lighting and sound design by G. “Max” Maxin IV, with style appropriate costuming by Uriel Gomez, Derek Van Barham’s latest production is a definite must-see for all adult audiences, especially members of Chicago’s LGBTQ community. Audiences will leave The Broadway Theatre reminded that in spite of everything, Love is, indeed, Love."
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Colin Douglas

Chicago On Stage- Highly Recommended

"...Jordan Seavey’s Homos or Everyone in America is a sexually blunt, politically incorrect, outrageously funny dramedy that is as much about life as a couple as it is about life as a gay couple, which probably explains the title. Gay or straight, we all can empathize with the many familiar moments depicted in the play: it may focus on two gay men but it’s really about “everyone in America,” especially those in urban environments."
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Karen Topham

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

"...In this reviewer’s opinion, the standout of this production is Jordan Seavey’s script. It is masterful in weaving the non-linear into a big picture. There is a sense of completeness in the arc of the story. A close up look at how a couple negotiates the vicissitudes of intimacy is less voyeurism and more universal. Any one navigating the waters of life with others will resonate with this play and come away more connected to the rewards of the effort."
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Stephen Starr

Rescripted- Recommended

"...Set in New York City and spanning 2006-2011, HOMOS, or Everyone in America by Jordan Seavey, now playing at Pride Films and Plays, is a fast paced and up-close and personal examination of the lives of two gay men in love."
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Lucas Garcia