YPT to Host Family Day with N00B, Scavenger Hunt and More, Feb 17

YPT to Host Family Day with N00B, Scavenger Hunt and More, Feb 17

On Monday, February 17th at 2 PM, YPT will have a special Family Day performance of Christopher Duthie's acclaimed one-man show n00b, produced by Vertigo Theatre - plus these FREE family activities, available with the show ticket:

Scavenger Hunt: Uncover clues! Discover how theatre is created! Win prizes! (12-1:30pm)

*Backstage Tours: Take a behind-the-scenes look at our wardrobe, prop and scenery shops! (12:30 & 1pm)

*Family Workshop: Explore the themes of the show with drama exercises for all ages! (3:30-4:30pm)

*Space is limited. Please RSVP indicating the number of people and, for Backstage Tours, the time
you prefer: rsvp@youngpeoplestheatre.ca | 416.862.2222.

n00b is the timely story about a boy who runs away from home when his parents confiscate his game console. Obsessed with online gaming, Daniel refuses torespond to his parents' concerns regarding the countless hours he spends in a make-believe world. Daniel becomes increasingly isolated, as his online reality of gunfire, enemies and strategy becomes his community of acceptance and safety. When his parents confiscate his game console, he runs away from home -- into a world riskier than any combat game he has ever played.

Written and performed by Christopher Duthie, n00b ("n00b": an inexperienced and/or unskilled player of video games) cleverly explores digital relationships and how online games, technology and the digital world have given us a new sense of identity. Since its inception in 2008, n00b has transformed into a broader investigation of online culture and the disconnect in communicationbetween two generations.

Directed by Nathan Pronyshyn, Set & Costume Design by Deitra Kalyn, Sound Design by Jeremy Parker, Lighting Design by Patrick Smith.

n00b, written and performed by Christopher Duthie and directed by Nathan Pronyshyn, will play on the Mainstage, February 11-20, 2014. Recommended for ages 9 & up. Running Time: Approximately 50 Minutes.

Media Opening: Tuesday, February 11 @ 10:15 AM & 1PM. Special Family Day performance: Monday, February 17 at 2PM. Performances: Feb. 11, 12, 13 @ 10:15 AM & 1 PM | Feb. 15, 16 and 17 (Family Day) @ 2PM | Feb. 18 @ 1 PM | Feb. 19 and 20 at 10:15 AM & 1 PM.

The Young People's Theatre is located at 165 Front Street East, Toronto. Tickets: $15-$24 + HST & service charges; Online: youngpeoplestheatre.ca; Box Office: 416.862.2222.

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