In Flux Theater Ensemble's world premiere, controversy erupts when Code Breakers, a program where black and brown high school girls learn software engineering, rejects a white student. More…
When Benita is promoted to CEO, she enlists the help of a journalist friend to confront the controversy. Then Bel, a new Code Breakers employee, accuses the outgoing CEO of sexual misconduct. The fallout threatens the most vulnerable in their community, including Dani, a trans employee and former student.
This production is part of Flux's Living Ticket initiative, which makes Flux’s shows free for all to attend. Flux encourages a donation when you reserve your Living Ticket.
"Alternative mathematics using complex algebraic expressions blend with the narrative of a young, transgender narrator who goes backward and forward in time to review their actions...Schulenburg brings many powerful voices into her latest work. Hartford coaxes some fabulous performances from the ensemble, examining a compromised work environment from many angles...Hopefully, this intelligent play will make you want to broaden your math horizons." Full Review
“‘Operating Systems’ features...Schulenburg's signature traits: intelligence, heart, and compassion. Unfortunately, the characters come across as idea-delivery-systems rather than as dimensional people...Many of the ideas came across as political correctness rather than human complexity...The script reads funnier than the performance...It's hard to tell if that was a problem of direction, timing, enunciation." Full Review
See it if You’re interested in lgbtq and gender issues, racism, sexism, and the me too movement. Supports transgender writers and actors
Don't see it if You want something light or are uninterested in relevant topics of sexism and gender issues.
See it if You are interested in a modern play that takes place in tech co, focusing on advancing black/brown girl’s education in software technology
Don't see it if You dont like to see another play about #metoo movement, sexual harrasment in work place, racism, gender, corporate america, lgbt community
See it if you are interested in well-told stories that reflect the current zeitgeist with great production and stellar acting.
Don't see it if you don't like plays or the #metoo movement.
See it if you want to see a very well done play about race, LGBTQ issues, the me too movement, all within the corporate world.
Don't see it if you don't want to deal with relevant social issues.
See it if You like a play, with a small, TALENTED cast. You can't be afraid of LBGT, race, or women issues, and have some knowledge of computers. I
Don't see it if Think it was all interwoven and done pretty correctly and smartly. There's really 2 stories in one, but, they're connected. I got emotional
See it if You want to see something that speaks to us all about complicated relationships in work environments and personal interactions
Don't see it if non-binary issues and #metoo issues are not your game.
See it if You want to see a play with a small cast doing a fantastic job with a very well written script dealing with a variety of issues.
Don't see it if You are not interested in strong female leads. You are not interested in a play that will have you thinking and be thoroughly entertained
See it if Subtle way to teach ppl about #MeToo & non-binary; strong storytelling by great cast; give each party own voice, including trans & white M
Don't see it if You don’t enjoy circle theatre (there’s always some view blocked); you’re indifferent to sexism, or any prejudice based on sex/gender;
See it if you’d like to see a well-plotted play unfold like clockwork & in the process say smart things about some of our society’s central problems.
Don't see it if you have no interest in theater as a place to put a society’s central problems on trial.
See it if you are concerned about sexual harassment and don't mind grappling with issues, including the best way to deal with institutional problems
Don't see it if you have no interest in issue dramas
See it if intelligent investigation of a MeToo situation. Good production values and up close for all.
Don't see it if no names, no sets. some people thought they overdid it with the tech jargon, but that was really just window dressing.
See it if you want current political-social issues in your theatrical experiences. Interesting use of theater in the round for a tiny audience.
Don't see it if you expect simple answers. The play offers interesting perspectives which open questions on current political-social issues.
See it if The was very ambitious taking on a lot of topical issues, but also felt a little like a mystery as the story revealed itself. Well directed
Don't see it if The two lead women were awesome. The script was almost too chock full of themes. Overall I highly recommend it.
See it if you enjoy discovering new talent on the stage, in what is written on current topics and in the production that make for a great experience.
Don't see it if you are a lazy observer - this play moves back and forth smoothly but it requires your attention. Voices hard to hear when directed away.
See it if You want an absorbing drama about a relevant issue.
Don't see it if You are confused about the working systems of computers. The story is good. However, the computer talk was impossible and boring.
See it if Metoo, racial & gender issues at a software firm. Builds to a devastating climax. Compelling ending. Clever 4th wall breaks. Good acting.
Don't see it if Slow & confusing at first. The non-binary character is hard to follow... but all becomes clear by the end. Rambling & repetitive in spots.
See it if you are interested in seeing a very good play concerning relevant gender issues and the Me Too movement.
Don't see it if weighty complex issues and dense dialog are not of interest to you.
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