September 11-September 20
OZ.ORG is an interactive, virtual play based on L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” as well as MGM’s 1939 Technicolor Oscar-winning film “The Wizard of Oz”. It is a dystopian, futuristic, and technological spin on the beloved children’s classic.
Logins and cyphers and software, oh my! Kansas-raised Dorothee is unexplainably sent a package containing a laptop and a cryptic note signed “LFB”. When she unlocks the computer, she is suddenly transported into Oz.org. But things in Oz are not as wonderful as expected. Munchkinland is held behind the Yellow Brick Wall, the Ozians are addicted to a sleep-aid named Poppy, and a wicked malware system threatens Oz.org’s very existence.
Oz.org needs to be saved, but Dorothee just wants to get back to the homepage so she can return to Kansas to her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. Oz the Great and Powerful is said to have the ability to save the site, but no one has ever seen him… until now.
OZ.ORG will be performed live and include the opportunity for audience engagement. Each show has a limited number of participants, and audience members will have the chance to actually partake in the adventure. The audience will interact with the cast through the live chat and can turn on their webcams to join the show. There will even be the chance for a solo-audience experience with the Wizard of Oz himself.
And of course the show includes characters reminiscent of Dorothy Gale’s friends. Meet: Mayor Crow, the brainless mayor of Munchkinland; 10-MAN, the robotic heartless killing machine; Lyman, a privileged wealthy Ozian who cannot stand up for the things he believes in; GLINDA, a helpful hologram and software system; and many more!
Can you help Dorothee reach the Wizard, save Oz, and find her way home?
OZ.ORG will be performed live on Zoom. Ticket buyers will be emailed a link to access the work.
Please Note: this show contains audience interaction. The choices and actions of audience determine outcome of performance. This works contains mention of systems of oppression, addiction, and substance abuse. Recommended for ages 13+.
Friday, Sept 11 at 7pm
Saturday, Sept 12 at 1pm, 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, Sept 13 at 1pm & 4pm
Wednesday, Sept 16 at 7pm
Thursday, Sept 17 at 7pm
Friday, Sept 18 at 7pm
Saturday, Sept 19 at 4pm & 7pm
Sunday, Sept 20 at 1pm
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