Virtual Stages Against Violence

USERS – Italy

Users – Italy

usersRetracing the classical – Greek cultural path and peeking into myths and legends, we found unexpected advices and lessons usable for talking about our times, young people and new technologies that see them as protagonists.

This is how we realized USERS, a play talking about our times, tightening to a forthcoming future whose threshold we imagined to cross. A future where everything already happened in an incredible and irreparable way, as in a déjà vu. Stories of men, of their mortal lives and existences; epic names, such as the Trojan princes and Achilles, the Greek warrior…when knowledge migrated from the sea and among the seas and finally, stories became legends: the Trojan Horse. The audience, “offline voyeurs”, observes characters’ daily lives: “Hector”, “Cassandra’s” brother, and his wife “Andromache”, “Eleno” and “Pentesileas” the Amazon, who lost in this social network enormous virtual world, will finally find their lost identities.

The USERS key to the reading must be found in the inner sense of this metaphor: surfing the net, exchanging information, the risks of fake identities, virtual life, and the most frightful enemy “The Trojan Horse”. A play aimed at young people and adults in order to provide them with the right weapons to detect risks and dangers of the new technologies and think about their impact on our daily lives, through myths and metaphors.

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