In this U.S. premiere from Quebec auteur Guillaume Corbeil, five friends vie for status in a competition over cultural capital, broadcasting every moment of their lives on the internet - but at what cost? More…
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Five friends vie for status in a competition over cultural capital, broadcasting every moment of their lives on the internet - but at what cost? Through the incisive imagination of virtuoso Quebec auteur Guillaume Corbeil, this United States premiere production explores how each of us shapes our sense of self...can curating the perfect online identity push away the darkness and banality of everyday life?
See it if you relate to the world of electronics and how they destroy real communications, with rapid speed "likes" & comments that often mean little.
Don't see it if you do not like watching written texts performed at lightening speed as the characters portrayed destruct. I found it to be a tiring exhibit
See it if you’re an impressionable middle schooler/struggling social influencer who can’t distinguish your identity from your consumption choices
Don't see it if don’t want to see a dead horse beaten w/ blunt tools of colorless writing, obvious attitude toward subject, unwillingness to go past surface
See it if you want to see a group of very talented actors embrace and dominate an excellent, but very complicated script with a complex theme
Don't see it if a few very bad staging and lighting decisions might make this too complicated for anyone not familiar with the work.
See it if you like plays about the extreme narcissism and celebrity worship by the Millennium generation, with non-traditional formats & great acting.
Don't see it if you like dislike non-traditional theater, and repetition to the "Nth" degree that results in a very boring 1 Hr. play.
See it if Loud, confusing, timely, eager, good acting. You will benefit from being in tune with all things relevant to 20-30 year olds today.
Don't see it if You do not care to hear 20 somethings gush about their feelings, problems, reading lists, films, celebs they met.
See it if You don't mind being uncomfortable in order to get the message. It is difficult to watch but great acting in difficult piece.
Don't see it if You want a linear story. You just want to be entertained.
See it if You like 5-person shows, hard-working young actors, fast-paced dialogue and if you want to support new playwrights.
Don't see it if You want a sensible plot (it's not), you want to breathe (they never shut up), and if you want believable character development.
See it if you enjoy great writing and acting, and want a thoughtful meditation on the social media phenomenon.
Don't see it if you want story lines and drama. This is conceptual theater about a narrow but timely topic affecting our society.
Also Concept is one note but who cares when it hits the mark? I loved it.
See it if You enjoy shows like Octet or Dear Evan Hansen that comment on how we connect in the digital age; want something fresh and experimental
Don't see it if You are uncomfortable with rape, suicide, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, or other sensitive topics
See it if You like current, odd shows that make you think about the world. You like thinking about how social media and tech changes relationships.
Don't see it if The lighting was somewhat jarring and the show was, at times, difficult to understand
See it if Is not a traditional play. It's an experimental— funny and tragic—show about how social-media is shaping our lives.
Don't see it if you are looking for traditional story lines. It's very "avant-garde", and deals with some explicit matters.
See it if You want to see a relevant show in the style of modern/upcoming theater by some excellent actors
Don't see it if You need everything spelled out for you. Or take everything literally. Or can’t sit through an hour play and think.
See it if You are hungry for a fresh theatrical experience
Don't see it if You find young people annoying, despite the actors being much older than many people are leading you to believe
See it if Recording the competitive minutiae of life, five undercut the vapidity with deep, dark, important thought:"Me swallowing my saliva." (60mn).
Don't see it if See you.See me.See you seeing me.Must we?Not something untried and untested, just plain untrue."There is no today.No here.No now."Swipe Left
See it if You are OK watching some good actors in a very small black box space
Don't see it if You are expecting a normal or traditional play. The five actors don’t really communicate with each other they just kind of talk and talk