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Steep Theatre
Thru - Nov 9, 2019

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Chicago Tribune- Recommended

"...The result is a night of theater for those who like some aesthetic heft and intellectual juice before they pay to perch themselves on a pretty hard chair for two hours and forty minutes."
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Chris Jones

Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"...The wonderful Thalken seems to understand this the best out of the cast; her throwaway insults carry a sting the more harsh the less full-throatedly she speaks them. Julia Siple may simply be too much of a powerhouse for that kind of delicacy. Her performance contains some of the rawest intensity of any acting I've seen, either at this very special theater, now beginning its first season as an Equity company, or anywhere."
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Max Maller

Chicago Theatre Review- Highly Recommended

"...No lighthearted, frivolous comedy this, Steep's new production opens its 19th season with an offering for the serious theatergoer. At almost three hours, with intermission, Lucy Kirkwood's drama is like an overstuffed baked potato: it's a story chocked full of facts and fiction. It can be a test of the patience for some, but for those who enjoy a challenging play, and give it their undivided attention, the rewards are great."
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Colin Douglas

Third Coast Review- Recommended

"...Lucy Kirkwood's play at Steep Theater, a U.S. premiere with crisp direction by Jaclynn Jutting, gives us alternating scenes of family drama. Two women, tied only by siblinghood, deal with varieties of trauma. The science of Mosquitoes is always exciting, if sometimes obscure. (The director's note in the playbill is helpful.) The family drama, which could be a play on its own, flows urgently from pregnancy, death, missing children, and other disasters. Mosquitoes is overstuffed with science and nonscience, ideas real and imaginary, and a complex personal plot. For theatergoers with an interest in science and a bit of patience (the play runs 2.45 hours with one intermission), this is an intriguing but challenging theater experience."
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Nancy Bishop

Picture This Post- Highly Recommended

"...Mosquitoes is a top pick for anyone who loves new original works and metaphor rich scripts overflowing with creativity. If you are a seasoned Steep fan who expects superlative acting this performance will not disappoint."
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Amy Munice