SCU Stages Aaron Loeb's FIRST PERSON SHOOTER, Now thru 3/8
From Santa Clara University's Department of Theatre and Dance, First Person Shooter, by Aaron Loeb, Co-Directed by Camille Hayes and Aldo Billingslea will be presented tonight, February 28 - Saturday March 8 at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre on the Santa Clara University campus.
First Person Shooter takes us inside 'JetPack Games', a start-up video game company, where the hottest, most violent game on the market has brought instant success to its twenty-something tech geniuses. Their celebration fizzles when their game is blamed for a school shooting. As the young CEO of Jet Pack deals with an impending lawsuit and the father of one of the victims, he must confront whether he has any responsibilities in the world beyond his computer screen.
The play draws on the national debate over the link between violent video games and school shootings, which first came to the forefront after Columbine. Aaron, who now develops video games at EA Sports, worked as a journalist covering the world of video games at the time of Littleton, Colorado shootings and "wanted to write a play about the people caught in the echo chamber of the debate. What must it be like for the people actually accused of making a game that turns kids into killers? What about the parents of the victims?"
Please be advised that First Person Shooter includes strong language and mature content and may not be suitable for all audiences.
Tickets are on sale now, ranging from $15 to $5. Purchase on-line at www.scupresents.org or call the Box Office at 408-554-4015.
ABOUT SCU•PRESENTS: SCU•Presents fosters opportunities on the Santa Clara University campus to teach students, engage audiences, and promote understanding through the performing arts. Created to facilitate artistic exchange between artists in the fields of dance, music, and theatre. SCU•Presents encompasses programming from the Department of Theatre and Dance, the Department of Music, and the newly formed Arts for Social Justice, as well as select Visiting Artist Series programming. In addition to presenting the works of these university programs, SCU•Presents serves an important role within the local community by offering affordable venues to Bay Area arts organizations and educators.