Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One
meets Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
in The Nether
, an electrifying examination of reality and morality in a technological society. The Nether
is an immersive online wonderland where anything is possible. The mysterious "Papa" holds court in his virtual garden, a sensory utopia where patrons may indulge their darkest fantasies under digital anonymity and without real-world consequences. But when Detective Morris investigates Papa's dealings, she uncovers a series of darkly unsettling acts which throw morality, the law and human nature itself into question. Hailed by The Independent
as "a gripping and deeply disconcerting look at the Internet and its role in one of the most disturbing issues of our time," Jennifer Haley's science fiction crime thriller The Nether
tackles the impact of technology on human relationships, identity and desire at Mosesian Center for the Arts in Watertown.