Posted by T.J. Maher on 2/25/2009:
GAM3RS (The Play)
8pm, doors open at 7pm. FREE admission.
From the MIT Website: http://web.mit.edu/museum/programs/calendar.html
"GAM3RS is a one-man show written by Walter G. Meyer and Brian Bielawski that humorously explores the conflicts that arise when one man puts his online gaming life ahead of his work and relationship priorities. Performances will be followed by a talk-back with the guest performer and playwright. Sponsored by Music and Theater Arts, MIT Museum, Council for the Arts, DeFlorez Fund for Humor".
From the official web site:http://www.gamerstheplay.com/
"Yes, GAM3RS goes to Steve's alma mater for two special performances.
"March 13, Friday 8 p.m.
"March 14, Saturday 8 p.m.
"These special showings are Free (brought to you by the wonderful folks at Massachusetts Institute of Technology) so arrive early to get a seat - no advanced reservations will be taken. Doors open at 7 PM. There will be a back-talk with the actor and writers after the show.
"The show will be performed at the Museum on MIT's campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
"Special thanks to MIT grad student Christine Mingione for producing this event".
"Gamers began as Brian Bielawski's Graduate Thesis Project at the Old Globe/University of San Diego. Asked to write and perform a 15 minute solo-show, Brian enlisted the help of his friend and professional writer Walter G. Meyer, and together they created "/out of character." Little did they know that 15 minute performance would lead them to write a short film and a television show and the full-length play we celebrate here.
"Work sucks for tech-support operator Steve Jaros. He?s overqualified, underpaid, and around-the-clock dealing with vacuous customers, a Medusa-like boss, and an arrogant cubicle mate. But what they all don?t know about Steve is that he is about to save an entire kingdom from death at the hands of their murdering neighbors. He is about to lead an army of thousands into a dangerous land to take back their source of power. He is about to become the most powerful warrior ever to live among men . . . online. With the help of a blue dwarf, a dark sorceress, and a disobedient page-boy, Steve (a.k.a. Boreus the White Knight) must lead his people to victory over the elven kingdom while answering phones and hiding his true identity from his patrolling supervisor. Can Steve successfully live in fantasy and reality at the same time?"
... I can't go to this one-man play... I need to go see DARK KNIGHT for the only-god-knows time. Do you want to go to this? Why not write to Heather, the Organizer of Nerd Fun, and ask to be an Assistant Organizer for the day. You can do a write-up of this "event", limit it to however many people you think you can handle, and decide when to meet up outside before this free play.