nOOB at the Arts Station
Available at Freshies, Carosella, the door, and ONLINE
Tickets: $10 adult $5 youth (under 18)
Noob is a one man play, written and performed by Christopher Duthie. This play “thoughtfully explores the phenomenon of gamer culture in a way that will connected to the gamer-loving kids as much as it will also connect to their baffled parents…nOOB is must see theatre” Stephen Hunt, Calgary Herald.
In this play Daniel, a video game prodigy, has crashed his bike and is lost in the woods. He struggles to make sense of what brought him to this place including the fight with his dad, his desire for independence, his quest to meet an online friend. Confused and frightened, he finds himself locked in a struggle between his reality and the exciting fantasy of the video game he loves. Inspired by the story of Bran-don Crisp, a 15 year-old from Barrie, Ont., who ran away from home when his parents confiscated his Xbox, and died in the woods. Exploring themes of online identity, video game obsession, family conflict, and the anxieties of teenage life is sure to provoke conversation. Produced by Vertigo Theatre of the Y Stage Theatre Series. For ages 12 and up.