AFTER the success of their inaugural production I Hate Hamlet last year, local amateur stage company Beam Theatre bring their second work to the stage next week, when they present the Scottish Premiere of In Love And Warcraft, by Madhuri Shekar, at the Assembly Roxy Upstairs.
Winner of the 2014 Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition, In Love And Warcraft explores the increasingly blurred line between our online personas and the real world, whilst also examining the impact this has on modern day romantic relationships.
Evie Malone, gamer girl, college senior and confirmed virgin, has it all figured out.
Not only does she command a top-ranked guild in Warcraft with her online boyfriend, she also makes a little cash on the side writing love letters for people who have screwed up their relationships.
Love is like Warcraft, after all. It’s all about strategies, game plans, and not taking stupid risks. Well, that’s what she thinks... until she actually falls for a guy. In Real Life. And no amount of gaming expertise will help her out when she finds herself with a non-virtual, totally real, and incredibly cute boyfriend, who wants more from her than she’s willing to give.
Director Andra Roston says, “The World of Warcraft really acts as a backdrop for a larger examination of the nature of modern day relationships and sexuality.
“It’s a really well written, well observed and fast paced comic drama with themes everyone can relate to.”
Beam Theatre was founded in Edinburgh in 2014 as a creative outlet for those who want to produce high-quality theatre in a non-professional capacity, with everyone pulling together to create work to be proud to perform.
In Love And Warcraft, Assembly Roxy, Roxburgh Place, 7.30pm, 4-6 February, £8, beamtheatre.com/tickets or on the door