It’s Black theater Wednesday again and this week’s recommendation without reservation is Never Tell, presented by the Broken Watch Theater Company.
Written by James Christy and directed by Drew DeCorleto, this techno drama comedy could be described as penned for but not limited to an audience familiar with computer programming, the value in protecting intellectual property and the human condition.
The tale is told through the life of a programming geek living like the ultimate looser with one single shot at doing something grand that will bring him back from the brink of the doldrums.
Our geek comes up with a computer application that has the capacity to develop a profile of the end user, based upon key strokes made, sites visited, purchases authorized, as well as downloads and uploads. In fact, any activity at all by the same user, over a period of time will allow his application the ability to identify that user by habits and create a marketing strategy for those seeking a better way to get their products and or services in front of that user for future sales pitches.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize the millions something like this could generate.
Our looser geek has one major problem; he is suspicious that someone is trying to steal, not only his life’s work, but his life in general. Driven by his father’s tragic past, he is on constant guard not to let history repeat it’s self.
Saddled with a neurotic girlfriend a slick but likable best friend and an inability to express himself very well, he struggles to keep his fragile sanity intact while getting screwed by all finding inroads into his life.
I guess there is something to the old adage; just because you are paranoid, doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get you. After all, some people think paranoia is simply a heightened sense of awareness.
I applaud Mr. Christy’s ability to keep the dialog technically sound, simple and easily comprehendible for those who may not know a jump drive from over drive.
The Cool Guy says C-IT you won’t be disappointed!
Here is what you need to know:
Michael Weller Theatre
311 w 43RD St. NYC NY
July 22 – 26, 2006
July 27, 2006
August 13, 2006
Mon, Wed – Sat at 8pm; Sun at 7pm
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