Our friends at Redcurrant Collective opened THE NETHER last night at Firehall Arts Centre. Former apprentice, Julia Siedlanowska is featured in the show and associated artist, Chris Lam (director of SPRING AWAKENING on the PT stage March 8-11), directed it!
The Nether made its Vancouver premiere at this year’s Fringe Festival and was a favourite amongst critics. A detective story that explores the nature of virtual realms, fantasy and morality. Written by Jennifer Haley, The Nether is complex and darkly intriguing.
The play is set in the near future. The internet has evolved into the Nether, a vast network of virtual reality realms. Users may log in, choose an identity and indulge any desire. When Detective Morris investigates a realm called The Hideaway where pedophiles may live out their fantasies involving children, she brings its creator in for interrogation. They discover they have made emotional attachments in this realm that blind them to the greater questions of ethical behaviour, both in the imagination and the outside world.
Production Company | Redcurrant Collective
Direction | Chris Lam
Lighting Design by Jonathan Kim and Sound and Music Composition by James Coomber
Stage Management by Susan Currie
Featuring| David Bloom, Lissa Neptuno, Linden Banks, Julia Siedlanowska, & Douglas Ennenberg
Jan 18 - 28, 2017
Tue 7pm | Wed-Fri 8pm | Sat 4 & 8pm | Sun 3pm
Wed 1pm PWYC (Jan 18 & 25)
Box Office 604.689.0926