Mitchell’s writing, with each “movement” interwoven in clever ways almost undetectable unless one pays sharp attention, is the star here.
Travis Michael Holder – Backstage
All in all though, it is a lovely way to spend an evening at the theater.
Larry Pontius – Bitter Lemons
What can I say, I laughed, I cried, it made me a better person.
Ernest Kearney – Working Author
Mission to Mate is one of the most intriguing enterprises into the psychology of seduction.
Tony Bartolone – LA Theatre Review
Bitter Lemons editor Colin Mitchell turns the tables in more ways than one with his scintillatingly sexy trio of one-acts starring Alla Poberesky and Michael Sanchez.
M.R. Hunter – EyeSpyLA
As for the writing, although sharp at times, I found it neither hilarious nor harrowing.
Robert Machray – Stagehappenings
Between these highlights were Colin Mitchell’s Mission to Mate, which was clever at the beginning and end but which sagged during a contrived middle section.
Don Shirley – LA Stage Times
Very excellent casting and very excellent performances throughout– Michael Sanchez, too, was so comfortable and so authentic (holla Santa Cruz!).
Maureen Chesus – Sophisticated Drama Nerd
The plays drive from a Rod Serling–like mystery (one of the playlets refers to a lost Serling manuscript), propelled by unexpected comebacks and situations, absurdist, romantic and caustic, that won’t let go.
Steven Leigh Morris – LA Weekly
This show is a hit – check it out but be warned – you’ll be looking for someone to seduce when you leave the theater.
Bob Leggett – LA Examiner
Mitchell provides rousing distaff roles in all three plays and Alla Poberesky rises to the occasion with relish, most impressively in her blowsy, lusty, cello-playing Russian émigrée in piece #2.
Bob Verini – Bitter Lemons
Nonetheless, this is an entertaining and imaginatively staged offering.
Les Spindle – Backstage
Authentically funny with truly original dialog, scenarios and setups, Mission to Mate written and directed by (Bitter Lemons editor and chief) Collin Mitchell hits a home run in the score board of totally absurd romance.
Tracey Paleo – Gia On The Move
MISSION TO MATE
Presented by Sati Productions
Hollywood Fringe Festival
At Theatre Asylum, 6320 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
And Fringe Central Mainstage, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood
June 9–24, 2012
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