AS SEEN AT
GAME PLAY FESTIVAL!
July 7 – 27, 2012
The world of six thirty-something Dungeons and Dragons players is thrown into disarray when one of them announces he has enlisted in the Marine Reserves, and will soon be deployed overseas. This blisteringly funny and deeply affecting play examines why we game, what it means to grow up, and what true friendship looks like.
Written by Cameron McNary
Directed by Amy Overman
Starring: Gyda Arber, Rob Brown*, Cedric Jones, Justin Plowman, Adam Swiderski, and Amy Beth Sherman*
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
“Of all the shows I’ve seen this year at Game Play 2012, “Of Dice & Men” is near the very top. It has the perfect combination of captivating acting, a script that effectively mixes comedy and drama, and an approach towards that subject matter that is heartfelt, yet not at all pandering or overly sentimental. Fans of D&D will surely love the play, and even video gamers as well.” —Kotaku.com
“This sharp, savvy and very funny show takes a very specific world—Dungeons and Dragons gamers—and makes it instantly recognizable because it’s so very human.”—Theater Dogs
“It is a play for our tribe, as McNary puts it. And yet this simple two act play could be a
window through which mainstream, “normal” people could see us for what we are…
just as emotional, complex and hopeful as anyone else.” — M, Geek’s Dream Girl
“If you have ever been a D&D aficionado, get a ticket immediately. The audience loved it, tittered continuously,
laughed loudly, and applauded uproariously” — John McMullen, Oakland Theater Examiner
The production, presented by The Brick Theater, Inc. and Dysfunctional Theater Company will run at The Brick (575 Metropolitan Avenue, between Union Avenue and Lorimer Street, Brooklyn).
Show dates and times: Sat 7/7 8pm, Tues 7/10 8pm, Thurs 7/12 8pm, Sun 7/15 2pm,
Wed 7/18 8pm, Sat 7/21 2pm, Tues 7/24 8pm, Friday 7/27 7pm.