Games: Who Wants to Play by Linda Griffiths

Playwrights Canada Press

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In the aftermath of a local high school boy’s mysterious death, Dan and Marion Metcalf are increasingly worried about their son, Zach. He’s apathetic and shuts himself away in the basement to play video games and spend time with Keira, his virtual girlfriend and confidante, giving his parents more to worry about than their own insecurities and lacklustre sex life. When Zach’s best friend, Micky, begins to spend more time around the house, bonding with Dan and flirting with Marion, even Keira cannot anticipate the depth of Zach’s rage and sense of alienation. Will his repressed feelings culminate in a violent act that is sure to go viral?
Year Printed: 2016
First Produced: 2014 at Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary, AB.
Acts: 2
Male Cast: 3
Female Cast: 2