121 Christopher St. New York
Winner of the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The Nether is both a serpentine crime drama and a haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the darkest corners of our imagination -- and the consequences of living out our most private dreams. In the play, there's an exciting new virtual wonderland that provides total online sensory immersion. You just log in, choose an identity and then vanish into a dizzying array of online realms while you indulge your every whim. It's a world of complete freedom from any societal rules or expectations. When a young cyber-detective discovers a realm of hideous crimes being committed within this online world, she moves to interrogate its creator, a mysterious man called Papa. As the case deepens, she begins to question whether moral law can govern human connection. MCC Theater presents this thought-provoking examination of the implications of the mass exodus from our "real lives" to the world of cyberspace.
Thru - Mar 29, 2015