far be it from me to suggest a time and a place for video games, but there’s just some things you can’t force. then along comes an idea that challenges that notion and forces you to rethink what you find acceptable – and what you don’t. i read an article a couple of days ago that ars nova, a theatre in new york, is running a series of plays based on wii games.
however, it is precisely the weirdness that draws me to it. it’s strangely…interesting, for such a hardcore dork concept. it ran from feb.1 to feb.12, so we all missed it.
“Wii Tennis,” by Molly Smith Metzler: A couple who broke up long ago run into each other and face off, tennis-match style, in a coffee shop.
“Marvel Superhero Squad ,” by Chad Beckim: A black superhero is ordered to go to therapy to work on his issues about being a member of a minority group.
“Wii Sports Resort: Swordplay: Speed Slice,” by Kristoffer Diaz: A son and his mother’s boyfriend use a competitive game of Wii Sports Resort to challenge each other over who has rights to the mom’s affection