T
he Brick Theater, Inc.

presents

GAME PLAY

A Celebration of Video Game Theater

 

(NOTE: This is an archive for 2009's festival. For the current festival, please visit www.bricktheater.com/gameplay.)

 

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VIDEO GAME THEATER PERFORMANCES:

 

ADVENTURE QUEST
Sneaky Snake Productions


Photos by Kimberly Craven

The town of Perilton has been invaded by an evil wizard, and only our hero can save it! Cheer as he fights for the hand of the mayor's daughter! Gasp as he infiltrates the bloodthirsty Octopus Cult! Watch as he meticulously collects inventory items! Shift uncomfortably in your seat as the narrative gradually implodes! Glance around nervously as characters are brutally murdered for no particular reason! Despair as your faith in a meaningful, ordered universe is shaken! Evoking the Golden Age of home computer gaming, Adventure Quest is both a nostalgic treat and a glimpse into the yawning Void.
Friday July 10th at 8pm
Saturday July 11th at 8pm
Monday, July 20th at 8pm
Friday July 24th at 8pm
Saturday July 25th at 8pm
$15

 

SUSPICIOUS PACKAGE: Rx
The Fifth Wall

Following last year’s hit show, Suspicious Package, The Fifth Wall is proud to present an all-new adventure employing the same revolutionary technology that turned audiences into actors and the streets of Williamsburg into a stage in what NY Press called “one of the best times I have had at the theater.” Suspicious Package: Rx takes our intrepid audience/cast into a not-too-distant post-apocalyptic future in which happy pills don’t make anyone happy, memories can’t be trusted, and everyone seems a little suspicious.

Told via provided Zune Media Players, the story unfolds as audience members (six at a time) are guided through their roles with both aural and visual cues. Video flashbacks and narrative voiceovers fill in your backstory while maps of locations and your dialogue are displayed on screen. Part theatrical experience, part live video game, part Williamsburg walking tour, Suspicious Package:Rx immerses its audience within a 1960s sci-fi dystopia of a far-flung future that could be right around the corner.
Weekend afternoons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
$20

 

THANK YOU, BUT OUR PRINCESS
IS IN ANOTHER CASTLE: 
FOUR LIVE-ACTION MACHINIMA THEATER PIECES

Eddie Kim


Utilizing World of Warcraft, Halo 3 and Grand Theft Auto 4, Machinima Theater Auteur Eddie Kim presents four classical theater texts, as performed by online video game characters manipulated by gamers live on stage.  Video games as digital puppetry!  Technicians will use several X-Box 360 consoles and laptops linked to each other and to gamers over the internet to control digital characters in real-time in front of an audience.  See the stories of Niobe and the Japanese poet, Ono no Komachi as never before.  A digital movement piece, chiptunes interludes and a version of Alvin Lucier's legendary "I am Sitting in a Room" also will be presented.
Including live chiptune performance by OxygenStar!
Thu, July 2nd at 9:30pm
Fri, July 3rd at 9:30pm
Thu, July 9th at 8pm
Sat, July 11th at 5pm
Sun, July 12th at 2pm
Thu, July 16th at 8pm
Fri July 17th at 8pm
$15

 

GFS GAME PARTY NIGHTS: $5

Rock Band Karaoke—July 24th @ 10pm (after 8pm Adventure Quest performance)
Play Rock Band in a theater! Karaoke-style!

Chiptunes Dance Party—July 25th @ 10pm (after 8pm Adventure Quest performance)
Party to 1980s/90s video game-inspired Chiptunes with Video-Game Projections!
Play classic video games with live chiptune accompaniment!
Both on The Brick’s 20-foot GFS (Giant F’ing Screen)!


Only at The Brick, 575 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
one block from the Lorimer stop of the L train / Metropolitan stop of the G train

Tickets available soon at Theatermania (212-352-3101)