GAM3RS: The Play in Boston April 30

Six weeks ago, I went to a performance of GAM3RS: The Play at MIT. It was so much fun that I wrote about it here. One of the co-creators has let me know that there will be another Boston-area performance next Thursday:

I just wanted to let you and your readers know that the MIT show was so much fun, the wonderful folks at the New England Institute of Art wanted a performance of their own. Arrive early--the show is FREE and features a reception starting at 6 p.m., the play at 7 p.m., then a talk-back with co-writer and star Brian Bielawski after the show. Thursday, April 30, 2009 New England Institute of Art, Center Bldg, Room 1001, 10 Brookline Place West, Boston.
Again, I highly recommend this show. And, hey, it's free, and I think "reception" is code for "free food".

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3 Responses to GAM3RS: The Play in Boston April 30

  1. Andrew Plotkin says:

    And now I have seen it, and lo, it was good all right.

    The funniest bit *outside* the script was me getting to the NEIA, walking into a swank reception, and asking at the desk about Gamers. "Oh!" they said. "We'll show you!" and they hustled me away from the swank gallery opening with the hors douvres... into the back room where the Gamers show was. With a couple of plates of cookies and some cheese cubes.

    Nothing wrong with the cookies, mind you.

    The post-discussion was particularly nifty, branching off into the impact of gaming life on education and culture in general.

    I picked up the DVD of the show, which also includes the pilot of the video-comic-webisode-show-thing that the creators want to develop. Haven't watched it yet.

  2. Kevin Jackson-Mead says:

    Yay! I'm glad you liked it. And nice reception story.

    I'd be interested in seeing the pilot if you feel like doing a showing or lending out the DVD once you've watched it.

  3. Karbia Yuan says:

    I saw the play a few weeks ago during the college's break--I'm an NEiA student in case anyone's wondering--and every moment of it was knee-slapping. From his imaginary yet uplifting medieval speech to his painstaking hours on his office helm, juggling the balance of his dual life as a tech-support workaholic/average-joe and an MMORPG gamer.

    After watching the play--not only at NEiA, but on YouTube as well--I was thinking of making a manga based on it, since I'm a die-hard anime fan. I have some pages of the actual manga (I'm on my 11th thus far), with pre-design samples included, on my deviantArt gallery if anyone wants to scope it out.

    Cover -

    1 - "Those f***ers are gonna pay!"

    2 - "How much more of them could there be?!"

    3 - Steve is on the phone with a receptionist, requesting a car parked in front of a fire truck to be removed

    4 - An embarrassing situation, as he's on the phone with his mother

    5 - Steve runs a quick errand

    6 - In his PO'd mode, "[bickling] some elves"

    So far, I've been e-mailing Brian himself about the project, and I'm up to my 12th page already.

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