Borderline: A Play

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Shervin Youssefian’s scalding drama is about two men lost in a strange and tenebrous town called Hippocampus. The weather in Hippocampus changes on the drop of a coin as the two men collude to figure out where they are and how they ended up there. All takes a shocking detour when they realize they have an acquaintance in common. A woman by the name of Lydia. >>>>> "Thought Provoking . . . Riveting ." Jeff Favre, BACKSTAGE >>>>> "Dialogue drives at a rapid pace, with fine rythmns. An examination of conflict, desire and memory, ‘Borderline’ considers how people impact each other’s lives, and other times, disappear without a trace.” - Mary Mallory, TOLUCAN TIMES >>>>> "In many ways, better than WAITING FOR GODOT." –SAVANT PUBLISHING
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  • By Sally David
    Apr 20, 2010
    This play is both thought-provoking and entertaining. It is also the first play I have seen in a very long time that is highly moral. At moments, the dialogue was perfect and the meaning came to life; it was no longer just a play, its meaning a revelation spoken directly to each of us. “Borderline” is a play you can get lost in. This is a play about us, about the way we view each other and treat each other and behave—and about the consequences for those of us destined to end up as nonexistent, or as occasional memories in the life of someone as brilliant and flawed and troubled as the person we see in the mirror every day. One of the beautiful things about the play is the way it reveals and delineates the male consciousness. It revolves around Peter, a sensitive and reasonable man, neither emasculating him or lionizing him, yet the action of the play, which takes place in Hippocampus, clearly recommends that we take the “road less travelled.” In contrast to the Lump, another... More > character, Peter represents feeling, intuition, faith—all of the characteristics that spirituality or any of the great religions recommends as the essence of a fulfilling life. Peter (whose name is, after all, that of the key-holder to Christ’s kingdom, one who oddly denied three times that he knew Jesus—too moved, perhaps, to even acknowledge his master) does not betray Lydia, even though she has tried to abort their child. In rapture, he expresses his love; he becomes love. And this speech, this realization, saves her life. All the “visitors” leave the tiny town of Hippocampus, their negativity diffused, melted, by the power of Peter’s love. This Peter’s Christ-like sacrifice is the loss of his identity, his own name, which he can no longer remember. In a sense, this is no tragedy: this act represents the beginning of humility, a transformation we will all be moved to attempt in the coming years.< Less
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September 28, 2011
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