Friday July 19, 2013 / 8:00pmPaper City Phoenix
How was your experience?
Last night, after it had cooled down enough to bike a few miles and not arrive covered in sweat, I saw ""Paper City Phoenix" at the Boston Actors Theater. I was looking for something interesting as an alternative to three more hours of watching the Tour de France, and the description, "an explosive comedy that looks at how we connect when we're always connected, and what's left when the universe hits the delete key," attracted this always-online woman who maintains online connections with many of her friends. The show was imaginatively staged, with a minimal-looking set which had a few surprises, and the acting was often inspired as the question of whether being online so much of the time is good for us as individuals as well as our society as a whole. It was pretty of-the-moment in that one of the main plot drivers was the FBI's access to NSA internet scans to check up on people who were viewing material they felt to be dangerous. I enjoyed it a lot.