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Connected

Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Delightful, Absorbing
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Critics
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5 reviews
Members
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10 reviews
 

Project Y presents a new play which asks the question, 'In a world where we are all constantly connected to the Internet - and through the Internet to one another - why do we still feel so alone?'

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'Connected' examines love and friendship in the age of social media through a series of interrelated vignettes - a young girl's most embarrassing moment goes viral; a high school student must choose between real life and role-playing games; two girls spend Saturday night endlessly searching for the 'perfect party;' and a teacher is accidentally seduced by her student on an internet dating site.

 

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Reviews (15)

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Avg Score

75
Theater In The Now

"The characters Romeo has crafted are strong, well-rounded, and relevant...The perspectives Romeo embraces may resonate best with a specific demographic but that doesn’t mean they don't succeed. But where 'Connected' seems to majorly miss the mark is through Michole Biancosino’s direction...With endless possibilities, Biancosino’s vision was clunky...Despite some technical misfortunes, 'Connected' is an exquisite look at humanity through a digital lens." Full Review

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Theatre is Easy

"There is not a lot in terms of subject matter that is new within this production, but the characters are complex and well-developed enough so that even a story line that might feel a bit tired is imbued with freshness. The strength of the actors' performances also serves to make this show an engaging one...'Connected' held my interest from start to finish, and I found myself riveted as I waited to see what would happen to the sympathetically rendered characters." Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

"Tightly crafted to highlight the funniest and most tragic aspects of our hyper-use of social media platforms and interactions with robotic technology, Romeo reminds us that keeping flush with social media trends isn’t necessarily the way to expand our souls...Romeo presents her themes through four humorous, interconnected vignettes adroitly honed from start to finish...Dynamically directed, well-acted, expertly conceived production." Full Review

80
New York Theatre Guide

"Director Michole Biancosino did due justice to Romeo’s diamond-in-the-rough material and talented cast...[The play's] strength is that it manages to be a wry commentary on the way things are now, for better or for worse without becoming condescending. What may end up being its biggest win is its potential to spark a dialogue across all platforms – including face-to-face communication." Full Review

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Hot Pepper Theater

"'Connected' is about the way that younger people, particularly teens, are interacting in a world of social media and how it's kind of the same as the world before social media. It tries really hard not to be technophobic. The characters start off very, very broad, but we get a clearer picture of them as real people as their plots unfold." Full Review

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80
Resonant, Engaging, Sweet, Great set, Incisive

See it if you've ever wondered what social media is doing to the way people interact with each other.

Don't see it if you're a snob about high production values. (Not that this show looks bad--far from it--it just helps to be realistic about its budget.)

72
Funny, Delightful, Refreshing, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want to see how the internet is being used by young adults and teenagers. It is funny look into contemporary life.

Don't see it if you don't care about social media. This is a funny look at relationships today through the web portals.

90
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy commentary about the state of interpersonal connections among today's younger generation.

Don't see it if you cannot cope with technology and haven't a clue what Facebook, Twitter, Vine, and the like are all about.

100
Funny, Absorbing, Must see, Hilarious, Contemporary

See it if like shows about interpersonal relationships intertwined with modern technology

Don't see it if you are a luddite!

97
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you have a wry view of how we 'live' - or don't really connect - today!

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor and can't laugh at the way we live now

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You would looks a brilliant story about the way we connect in life today.

Don't see it if You don't want to experience a truth about living your life connected on line!

88
Original, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if You want to see modern, relevant theatre written by contemporary, emerging writers. It's fun, entertaining w/ some exquisite actors

Don't see it if You don't like quirky plays about people who find existential, trivial things to be miserable about because they lack a strong sense purpose

90
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like character driven stories about people trying to make meaningful connections in spite of social media. Hilarious, sweet, sad.

Don't see it if You don't like people.

90
During previews
Funny, Absorbing, Relevant, Entertaining, Witty

See it if you love honest and smart (far from pretentious) writing, you love making fun of our preoccupation with reality/social media

Don't see it if you don't care for social media (then what are you even doing on show-score) or you'd rather see a long play where only one story pans out

92
During previews
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Thought-provoking

See it if You'd be interested in a hysterical series of extended sketches about our alienating digital culture with some real resonance to them

Don't see it if Looking for a show that takes itself seriously -- for sure the characters are hyperbolic caricatures -- yet a truthful "IRL" shines through.