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The Disconnected Recommended The Short List (Theater)

When: Mondays. Continues through Feb. 19 2018

El Bear presents John Fisher’s bombastic, brash, and bright take on dystopian farce. A soon-to-be-divorced couple’s bitter argument is disrupted by bumbling time travelers on a mission to prevent humanity’s looming subjugation by search engines, androids, and other sinister technologies. Strobe lights, 3D glasses, and a booming soundtrack herald the visitors’ arrival, but the dark future they reveal is, of course, not discernibly different from our own present: the chilling land of ‘likes’ in 2099 looks much like 2018. No deep insights here but this spirited reminder of the idiocracy we’re merrily marching toward is apt and welcome. Rauly Luna directed. Part of the Rhinoceros Theater Festival. —Dmitry Samarov

Price: $15 or pay what you can, $12 in advance


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