Watch out video gamers! Neighborhood 3 is at your Doorstep!

UW-Parkside’s Theatre Arts Department to present its final installment in the 2011-2012 Fresh-Ink Series this weekend!

This weekend, the UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Department will present its last staged reading for the year in Rehearsal Hall A. Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, the title of this play,tells the tale of a suburban subdivision with identical houses where parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. Irony takes hold of the characters, as the setting of this video game is a subdivision with identical houses. The players of the game are enthralled as they find themselves smashing through armies of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.

You might remember the latest Fresh-Ink installment, In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,by Sarah Rhul, which brought the house down with its incredible humor and whimsical nature. Familiar faces in this play include Michael Dalberg, who will be playing Father Figure, and Mike Zimmerman, who will be playing Son Figure. Other roles that Mr. Dahlberg has assumed this season include Frank in Melancholy Play, also by Sarah Rhul, Alice in Henry V, and Dr. Givings in The Vibrator Play. Other roles that Mr. Zimmerman has assumed include Claudius in Hamlet and Magwitch/Mr. Jaggers in Great Expectations.

This play originated and premiered in the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. The premiere was in March of 2008.

Admission into this event is free of charge! Please, come join the festivities of this new, bold, humorous piece of theatre that will leave audiences sitting at the edge of their seats!

Article by Bobby Johnson

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