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…treat[s] Shakespeare’s texts as scripts to be played rather than masterworks to be exalted. Everything in the Arc’s decidedly low-budget outdoor summer productions, plunked down on an unforgiving patch of concrete in Evanston’s Ridgeville Park, operates on a recognizably human scale, the actors making effortless sense of intricate Elizabethan language. Even without amplification…..everything is astonishingly clear….And astonishingly fun this year” Justin Hayford, Chicago Reader – Merry Wives of Windsor, Chicago, 2018

“But what makes this production of Bachelorette more than just 80 minutes of girls behaving badly is the emotional depths director Mark Boergers finds in a seemingly shallow premise, grappling with issues of addiction, loneliness and what it means to be a true friend.” – Matthew Reddin, Wisconsin Gazette – Bachelorette, Milwaukee, 2016

“Mark Boergers’ production is naturally vital, creatively insistent and so perfect for today’s audiences. His direction is crisp and flawless” Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review – Top Girls, Chicago, 2015

“Choices made by director Mark Boergers really separate this version of “Twelfth Night” from others.” – Shawn Jones, Evanston Roundtable– Twelfth Night, Chicago, 2013

“I was pleasantly surprised to find that Mark Boergers‘s direction ensured that the space is used creatively; “Twelfth Night” is quite a memorable evening…. Boergers manages to convey the feeling of wide-open space in the park as well as to keep the audience enveloped in the production.” Anuja Vaidya, Chicago Theater Beat – Twelfth Night, Chicago, 2013

“Directed by Mark Boergers and edited down to a manageable 95 minutes…. the performance sticks mostly to the play’s comic roots. But as has come to be expected…. the production manages to find ways to accentuate the unexpected – this time finding elements of melancholy and pathos within Shakespeare’s text.” – Shawn Jones, Evanston Roundtable– Twelfth Night, Chicago, 2013

“Creates a sense of timelessness where ancient and industrial merge, and it works very well. Kudos to director Mark Boergers for a concept that reinforces Sophocles’ amazing script rather than competes with it.” – Joy Campbell, Chicago Theater Beat – Oedipus Rex, Chicago, 2013

“Mark Boergers, who directed the performance, focused on the true comic elements of the play – the hapless, ridiculous male characters. Jealous, money-grubbing, proud, silly, and, of course, sex-starved, the male characters delighted with their flaws while being led to their comic demise by a series of clever and resourceful women.” –Shawn Jones, Evanston Roundtable– Merry Wives of Windsor, 2011

“Mark Boergers’ direction meticulously balances the comic relief, a reprieve from the melodrama as well as the drama” – Dave Dipino, – Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, Los Angeles, 2006

” …with graceful insights from director Mark Thomas Boergers…Boergers’ work with this cast gives Hanley’s surprisingly interesting script a good spin.” –Cristofer Gross, – Slow Dance on the Killing Ground, Los Angeles, 2006

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