Must see, Edgy, Draggy writing, Thought-provoking, Entertaining
About the Show
Inspired by a true story, Ken Greller's new play centers on Ari Jacobs, a young web journalist who's uncovered the real-life identity of an Internet troll.
An Internet troll holds sway over the online community of Reddit, filling its pages with hate, filth, and sex, moderating message boards like 'Jailbait' and 'Jewmerica' with impunity and seemingly unlimited power. When a struggling writer discovers the troll's actual identity, he grapples with whether to expose the monster to the world. 'Troll' explores the perils of unchecked free speech in the Internet age.
"The Rushline Company is presenting its thought-provoking and riveting inaugural production. Do expect to be talking about the play to everyone you know, looking it and all involved up online, and thinking about it for a long time afterward...The dialogue is snappy, funny and revealing. The deft direction by Jason Modica, and the engaging and masterful performances by both Drummy and Block have our sympathies ping-ponging between the two friends. "
"The acting and production are superb under Jason Modica’s nimble and sensitive direction...Unfortunately, the script loses focus…We become bored, and the play never fully recovers...Many individual moments and passages are staged beautifully...The play goes a good way toward laying out the social and societal complexities of online anonymity...A fine production can’t make up for material that misses the mark as storytelling."