Genre: Drama

HELMET is a kid obsessed with computer games. The shop, where he spends most of his days, is closing down. Sal, the owner, despises guys like Helmet and blames them for his, and the shop's, downfall. Sal takes his now ample time pining for his wife's return, dodging his father, and trying to convince Helmet to change his ways. Sal feels if he can succeed at something then he can finally face the mess in his private life. But it maybe too late as the truth slowly comes out and they both move through the levels of the play.

The play is told in the style of a video game. The shop is real, the characters are real, but the play is framed by the paraphernalia of a game; energy bars, multiple lives, check points, etc. The American premiere production is presented in a physical aesthetic and with a vibrant sound track that compliments the computer game format and challenges the senses.

Open:   08/11/07
Close:   08/19/07

Saturday August 11th at 9:45 pm
Sunday August 12th at 5 pm
Tuesday August 14th at 7 pm
Thursday August 16th at 4 pm
Friday August 17th at 4:15 pm
Saturday August 18th at 10:45 pm
Sunday August 19th at 9 pm
Theater:   Players Loft
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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  Michael was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, then went to the opposite end of the country to get his MFA in Acting from the University of Washington. Another cross country move brought him to New York City in 2000. His favorite recent roles include Chung Ling Soo in The Mystery of Chung Ling Soo with Flying Carpet Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe; Lucky in Waiting for Godot with Shalimar Productions; Richard Nixon in Nixons in Purgatory, by Bernadette Flagler; and Michael in Phenomenon at HERE Arts Center.

Troy Mercier Roddy
Troy is a UMASS-Amherst Graduate in the Departments of Theater and Honors. His professional training has been with Double Edge Theatre, SITI Company, and Gardzienice Theatre of Poland. He specializes in physical theater having been involved as Movement Director on several projects in the Amherst MA area.