I was just reading an interesting article in The New York Times that is about a series of plays being put on at a theater called Ars Nova. Apparently these plays take inspiration from Wii games as well as things like Bob The Builder. Here's a shot of two actors playing Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games:
But winner for best name of a play ever, goes to:
“Buck Fever,” by Samuel D. Hunter: Two friends come to terms with the nature of their relationship after taking a hunting trip.
“Marvel Superhero Squad ,” by Chad Beckim: A black superhero is ordered to go to therapy to work on his issues about being a member of a minority group.
“Bob the Builder: Festival of Fun,” by Amy Herzog: A married couple on the brink of divorce wonder if their relationship can be fixed with the help of Bob the Builder’s theme song, “Can We Fix It? Yes We Can.”
“Wii Tennis,” by Molly Smith Metzler: A couple who broke up long ago run into each other and face off, tennis-match style, in a coffee shop.
“Barbie as the Island Princess,” by Tasha Gordon-Solmon: College Barbie has come home from college, where she has had her mind opened; her parents want her to be Island Princess Barbie, but she’ll have none of it.
“Wii Sports Resort: Swordplay: Speed Slice,” by Kristoffer Diaz: A son and his mother’s boyfriend use a competitive game of Wii Sports Resort to challenge each other over who has rights to the mom’s affections.
That sounds like a DSiWare game name if I've ever heard one.
Anyways, just thought this was funny and something worth sharing. If you're in New York, are you planning to go see this? They say you can even play Wii before the show! Eh? Ehh?
Oops. The original article is here if you want to check it out.