One-Man Show at Theatre Row Explores Alarming Effects of Excessive Technology Use
On October 5, 2017 at 9PM, actor Pat McAndrew, originally from Philadelphia, will be performing a one-man show at Theatre Row in New York City, detailing the excessive use of technology in today's age and its heartbreaking impact on human relationships. The show, titled REEL, will be performed as part of the 2017 United Solo Theatre Festival. REEL, and this specific performance, will be featured in an upcoming documentary, Electronic Crack, produced by CineFocus and Media Productions.
REEL is a mix of comedy, drama, music, multimedia, and movement all wrapped into one, fast-paced, 65-minute show. McAndrew, in addition to portraying two characters throughout the performance, also plays guitar and drums throughout the piece. More uniquely, he communicates with projections that pop up on a screen upstage, which provides its own commentary about our interactions with technology.
McAndrew states, "REEL is about the development of a genuine, loving relationship with the audience and the destruction of that relationship." He continues, "The tragedy in it all is that only one side of the relationship is aware that anything is wrong. This is certainly a pattern that we are seeing in our world today, in a society that is more interested in what is on their phones than in the person in front of them."
2017 United Solo, the world's largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 8th year, will present 120 shows from six continents at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $35 (plus a $2.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at Theatre Row box office, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, as well as over the phone at 212.239.6200 and online at telecharge.com. More details can be found at www.unitedsolo.org
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