"Smartphones: A pocket-size farce" A new comedy by Emilio Williams opening July 19th, 2012 at Trap Door Theatre (Chicago)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Great critical response!!!

It has been amazing to see so critics coming to check us out on opening weekend. This commitment from press and bloggers is one of the reasons the Chicago theater community is so special.

The reviews are, so far, unanimous in recommending the play. Thanks!!!

Time Out Chicago: "Emilio Williams’s deft, of-the-moment comedy is worth tweeting about. (…) Williams and his deft cast tweak theatrical conventions and technological obsessions with joy and, indeed, smarts."-  Kris Vire  (3 stars)

Chicago Reader: "Smartphones: A Pocket-Size Farce is a smart, well-executed show with just the right ratio of mockery to substance. Recommended" —Keith Griffith

Chicago Theater Beat: "Ah, what a refreshing thing a good farce can be on a hot summer day. In a nation with a drought of not just rain but quality satire, the premiere of Emilio Williams’ Smartphones: A Pocket-Size Farce delivers a quirky little comedy with a sneakily smart dose of both old and new humor." — Clint May (4 stars)

Chicago Stage Style: "One of the funniest and cleverest pieces of absurd theater I have ever seen. (...) I laughed, I gasped, I cringed, I enjoyed every second of it. It's theater of the absurd for the digital age." Jake Lindquist

Chicago Stage Review: "The cast delivers the craziness with a calculated combination of choreographed restraint and reckless abandon. (...)This show looks as good as next year’s iPhone upgrade. Recommended" — Venus Zarris (3 stars)

Center Stage: "The cast is wonderful as a unit (...) Jodi Kingsley  (...) manages to humanize an absurdist character, and once you’ve seen that, you start to think that all absurdist comedies might be improved by such a performance. Recommended"- Lisa Findley 

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