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Mission To Mate

theatre · sati productions/colin mitchell · Ages 15+ · world premiere · United States

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KAT PRIMEAU certified reviewer June 11, 2012
Pure theatrical foreplay, Mitchell's three movements teased and enticed and left me feeling all hot and bothered. Seriously. It was a sensation built throughout the production, and not fully realized until I left the theatre for the light of day, but sex was there in all of it's awkward, funny, over-powering glory. Alla Poberesky's husky voice lends to a commanding and sensuous performance, which was pleasantly grounded by Michael Sanchez' candid dweebiness in an overall sharply-written, strongly acted production. ... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 11, 2012
This was a solid production. Congrats guys! Though I have to warn the audience to prepare for an hour of 3 dominating woman characters played by the same dominating actress and 3 submissive and apologetic males played by the same downplayed actor. This doesn't necessarily destroy the enjoyment but it makes the balance noticably off. I do wonder if what I saw was one play or three seperate plays. The first two male chatacters did have an eerie relation to each other but maybe there was some connection I missed. Were they the same? I'm still scratching my head a bit - which isn't a bad thing. The female lead though never subtle was clearly a powerhouse of her craft. Sorta like a female Al Pacino - with a better bod but the same husky ... full review
MICHELE FITTS certified reviewer June 11, 2012
Colin Mitchell's Mission to Mate is a dynamic, well-acted, well-timed and thought provoking production. The mood changes with each piece — from heavy, to light, to a combination of both. This play is made up of three movements, with each actor portraying a different character in each piece. Michael Sanchez does a solid job as the three male leads. The male characters may be more understated than the female ones, but Sanchez's talent is clearly evident. Alla Poberesky is the female lead. She is an electric performer, expertly portraying three characters who are each a different mix of intensely vulnerable, sexy, awkward, and domineering. Poberesky is definitely an actor to watch for. Each movement made me feel different things. I ... full review
KATHY TURNER certified reviewer June 10, 2012
This was a last minute pick for me while I was already seeing other productions and had a little down time, but it sounded interesting so I decided to check it out. The play was performed in three movements. I wasn't exactly sure what I was experiencing in the first one, it was a little awkward and disjointed and I couldn't tell if I was supposed to laugh or be moved - I don't really think I was either. But throughout the play the outstanding performance of Alla Poberesky kept me engaged and wanting more. By the end of the third movement I was kind of glad it was over, but still felt like Alla saved the production. Maybe it just needs a little polishing, but I'd be willing to check it out again and I'd definitely watch for Alla ... full review
DAN PENA certified reviewer June 17, 2012
Great stories. Great direction. Great acting. Great sound and lighting. I give it a GREAT!... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 17, 2012
A terrific ride! Michael Sanchez and Alla Poberesky have a great, comfortable chemistry, and Colin Mitchell's script and direction give them room to run with the material. Alla is a wonderully gifted actress who can switch gears on a dime, and she makes every transition believable. Michael gives her a perfect straight man. You find yourself sucked into each situation, no matter how outlandish, and you root for every character. And, just as you think you're about to be handed another punch line, you find yourself touched by a quiet, poignant moment. Buckle up! ... full review
TURNER MUNCH certified reviewer June 17, 2012
This show is well written and acted most notably by the female counterpart Alla Poberesky. The last half of the show she drives masterfully and was a joy to watch. There are several moments with questions of where this play is headed when you're in the thick of it and lets just say where we end up was not where anyone of us was predicting. I recommend this show to any fringers out there. ... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 21, 2012
The marketing of this piece, with a condom attached to the flyer proclaiming alternately "Wanna be seduced?" and "Wait, are you a virgin?" compelled me to check it out. The play is composed of three separate stories, which share a common theme. From what I could gather, the title comes from the third one, where a man from the future comes back in search of the perfect candidate to repopulate the earth. The glue in this production is the stellar work of Alla Poberesky. Whether portraying a rape victim looking for understanding, a Russian cellist looking to move a recently discovered manuscript or the "perfect candidate" being recruited to repopulate the earth, Alla's sexuality and sensualness comes through loud and clear. You WANT to... full review
CORWIN EVANS certified reviewer June 20, 2012
I'm not sure what this feeling is. Self-affirmation? Satisfaction? The peculiar opposite of paranoia, a pastorale equilibrium of "everything in its place?" I'm talking about the feeling of a celebrated iconoclast executing a precise and articulate demonstration of personal aesthetic. Placing the money where the mouth is. Or perhaps chips on a table? I'm rotten at metaphor. Colin Mitchell refuses to disappoint with a trilogy of scenes performed by two actors playing two agents who wear six different masks between them. Before breaking into choreographed transitions between pieces, I saw the null "agents" represented by the actors don a new personality "mask" thematically familiar to the agent, yet a distinct character for each of the three... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 24, 2012
some really engaging and funny moments. ... full review
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