The Wii Plays

#1 Edited by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -

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: 

 accurate
Descriptions of some other inspirations sound pretty hilarious: 


“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.

   But winner for best name of a play ever, goes to: 


“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.
#2 Posted by supermike6 (3639 posts) -

That sounds....interesting? I don't know. I literally don't even know what to think about this.

#3 Posted by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -
@supermike6 said:
" That sounds....interesting? I don't know. I literally don't even know what to think about this. "
I'll give you a hint: It's awesome.  =P
#4 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -

See... the Wii is art. The next show should be improvisational and use Kinect as its theme.

#5 Posted by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -
@Claude: So I've heard that you love your god-damned Wii. Confirm or deny.
#6 Posted by Claude (16254 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @Claude: So I've heard that you love your god-damned Wii. Confirm or deny. "
Don't tell anyone, but I have been on an Xbox 360 kick for about 3 months. I've barely turned on my Wii.
#7 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@JJWeatherman: I wish Jeff would address this on Nintendownload Xpress
#8 Posted by JJWeatherman (14569 posts) -
@demontium said:
" @JJWeatherman: I wish Jeff would address this on Nintendownload Xpress "
Ha. You should send him an email about it.
#9 Posted by PerryVandell (2109 posts) -

I have no words for what I just read.

#10 Posted by demontium (4710 posts) -
@JJWeatherman said:
" @demontium said:
" @JJWeatherman: I wish Jeff would address this on Nintendownload Xpress "
Ha. You should send him an email about it. "
We should both do it to double our chances.
#11 Posted by Emilio (3380 posts) -
@JJWeatherman:  
That picture reminded me of that Vacuum microgame from WarioWare on GBA.
#12 Posted by ReyGitano (2467 posts) -
@demontium said:
" @JJWeatherman: I wish Jeff would address this on Nintendownload Xpress "
Normally I'd say this would make my day, but really every Nintendownload Xpress makes my day.

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