Do you like video games? Do you like Performance Art as well? If you do, the Brick Theater in Brooklyn New York has a Performance Art festival for you. “Game Play” is running now through Sunday the 25th, and has a smorgasbord of video game-theme productions. Over the last week I had the chance to see several of them.
Theater of the Arcade was written by Jeff Lewoncyk and Directed by Gyda Arber; it consisted of five short plays, each telling the story of a classic video game, but written in the style of a famous playwright. It was the epitome of absurdist humor. Imagine if you will Asteroids as a tense workplace drama about spaceship pilots in a high-pressure competition right out of Glengarry Glen Ross. It’s a clever show with inside gags for both gamers and theatre fans, highly recommended for both demographics.