The Firehall Arts Centre is proud to present the world premiere of Elbow Theatre’s Hyperlink from Wednesday, October 4 to Saturday, October 14, 2017.
A collaboration between The Elbow’s Artistic Director Itai Erdal, Writer/Performer TJ Dawe, and Director Rachel Peake, Hyperlink delves into life online and the limits of digital empathy. We live in an era of unprecedented technological progress, much of it focused on communication. We have access to our friends, family, and strangers at any time. And yet, many of us are still lonely – perhaps more so than ever – and particularly those of us of the generation that has lived through the Internet becoming embedded in our daily lives. The ubiquity of digital technology leaves us less time for self-reflection. If we face the hard truths that lie behind our actions, both online and off, what answers await us?
Both TJ Dawe and Itai Erdal are known for their storytelling craft. Their previous works are marked by monologues and personal anecdotes that ask the audience to go with them on an uninterrupted journey. In Hyperlink, they attempt to reconcile their storytelling traditions with the interruptive and disjointed experiences we face in digital spaces.
October 4-14 | Firehall Arts Centre | 280 E. Cordova
Opening Night: October 5 at 8pm
Performance Times: Tues, 7pm | Wed-Fri, 8pm | Sat, 4pm & 8pm | Sun, 3pm | Wed, 1pm PWYC
Tickets: From $25 at firehallartscentre.ca | 604.689.0926
Post Show Talkback: October 5 & 12
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