Turn Ons:"World of Wires" is extremely innovative physical theater that incites the imagination and provokes thought.
Turn Offs: It was so fast paced and action packed that it was challenging for my mind and imagination to keep up.
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I traveled to the far flung edges of Chelsea, traversing avenue blocks in the cold only to have my very existence questioned at The Kitchen.
"World of Wires" created a multi-media, "big brother is watching"-ish theater experience that confronted me with questions like: Am I truly human? Or am I a mere test subject in a scientific computer simulation of earth-scale proportions? Is my life simply an experiment conducted by some post-human civilization studying our less evolved human behavior and emotion? And can I blame a computer glitch for this insane compulsion of mine to divulge my life experiences and dirty little secrets on the worldwide web in the form of a diary; thereby relieving savvy post-human scientists the arduous task of recording their findings about flawed behavioral patterns and their consequences? Or perhaps I've been programmed as their dutiful scribe; shamelessly detailing deep, personal and emotional experiences revolving around my marriage, my EX's cheating and betrayal, our separation and divorce? If the affirmative is true, I feel unequivocally absolved of all the stupid mistakes I've ever made. After all, they were made in the name of science!
Despite its disjointed story line with riddled dialogue, abrupt scene changes and rushes of unpredictable movement; my interest was piqued by the highly physical, fully embodied and zany characters entrenched in the confusion of time warps and simulated environments. Add to the intrigue was the on-stage presence of the Director, Jay Sheib, who maneuvered his way through every scene with a video camera, projecting his POV onto set pieces and TV screens. It was as if he was the proverbial "big brother".
Although I couldn't completely decipher the plot and some of the dialogue went over my head, it only added to the mystery and intrigue. "World of Wires" begged for my lingering interest and won; as I'm still unraveling its mystery and contemplating the meaning of my existence.
512 West 19th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues
Getting There By Subway:
- A, C, E to 14th Street at 8th Avenue
- L to 8th Avenue at 14th Street
- 1 to 18th Street at 7th Avenue