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Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom

From 8 member  reviews
Members say: Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense, Relevant

About the show

The Flea presents this suspenseful tale about a quiet cul-de-sac where no one can control the growing addiction to a new online game, and real life and virtual reality blur dangerously. More…

In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting: a subdivision with identical houses. The goal: smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. Using a GPS map, the game allows teenagers to battle zombies in their own neighborhood. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own. The live action game will be played around TriBeCa and the city in conjunction with the run as a part of The Flea’s continued effort to promote new types of engagement with their audience and community.

Member Reviews (8)


Absorbing, Great acting, Entertaining, Intense, Relevant
Avg Score

Disappointing, Cliched, Relevant, Slow, Great acting

See it if You're scared of the future, you're scared of millennials, you're scared of change in the world. (There are some great actors in this!)

Don't see it if You're hoping to see a play about how technology is beginning to change out society. You care about good direction and staging.

Ambitious, Great acting, Clever, Entertaining, Intense

See it if sci-fi theatre appeals to you, if video game culture is interesting to you, or you enjoy watching really strong ensembles of young actors.

Don't see it if you have Gnomophobia (yes, that is the fear of garden gnomes!)

Absorbing, Entertaining

See it if You like to be entertained

Don't see it if If you're not open minded

Absorbing, Funny, Original, Relevant, Must see

See it if You want to see an excellent and original piece of theater

Don't see it if You only like traditional plays

During previews
Absorbing, Great acting, Edgy, Intense

See it if You like challenging plays that make you question the line between realty and the virtual world.

Don't see it if you dislike ensemble shows that look in on many lives rather than following a single path.

During previews
Absorbing, Enchanting

See it if It was good.

Don't see it if Looking for fun

For a previous production
Absorbing, Great staging, Great writing, Epic, Original

See it if You like edgy, critiquing theatre

Don't see it if You're looking for a family friendly show

For a previous production
Entertaining, Ambitious, Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You want to absorbed immediately into great writing

Don't see it if You're not a theatre fan!

November 20th, 2015
"'Neighborhood 3,' never convincingly inhabits either of its principal settings — the green grassy world of the all-American suburbs or its creepy computer-rendered counterpart…This work still appears to take place on that flat, in-between zone of creativity commonly known as the drawing board…Ms...
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November 17th, 2015
"'Neighborhood 3' is cheap-and-cheerful postcollege community theater; Jennifer Haley's script is a bagatelle, a brief and uncomplicated guignol about a video game gone wrong. It also feels long at 70 minutes...Basically, everybody here is learning, which I'd normally celebrate. But then that tic...
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November 9th, 2015
"Jennifer Haley’s genuinely frightening script is toying with dark ideas about adolescent rage, virtual realities, and American conformity, which only grow more disquieting as the play lingers in the mind. (It’s hard not to make the grim connection between the play’s young killers and the real wo...
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November 16th, 2015
"A thought-provoking piece undercut by its amateurish presentation...The play's provocative premise is clumsily handled in both the writing and staging. The profusion of characters and short, tenuously connected scenes makes it confusing to follow. What should have been a tautly horrific exercise...
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