Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - Right now in the virtual reality of a video game suburbia.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Multimedia
Intense Adult Themes, Strong Language
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
ATCA Francesca Primus Prize Finalist
Winner! 2009 Primus Citations from the American Theatre Critics Association which premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville
In a suburban subdivision with identical houses, parents find their teenagers addicted to an online horror video game. The game setting? A subdivision with identical houses. The goal? Smash through an army of zombies to escape the neighborhood for good. But as the line blurs between virtual and reality, both parents and players realize that fear has a life of its own.
"Playing like a nifty episode of The Twilight Zone, the story builds to an affectingly gruesome finale...with its small-scale tech demands and four-person ensemble, Neighborhood seems a likely candidate for legit troupes hoping to benefit from the play's youthful, tech-savvy appeal." - Variety Magazine
"When our player pounds on the video door, and we hear the bang on his own front door, it's genuinely, brilliantly chilling." - Denver Post
"Haley's suspenseful play beamed cautionary messages about inattentive parents of teenagers addicted to online video games. A sense of unease about the diminishing line between real life and virtual reality lingered for days after the suburban zombies in Neighborhood 3 were vanquished with weed whackers and hedge clippers." - Louisville Courier-Journal
Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom was first presented by Actors Theatre of Louisville at the 32nd annual Humana Festival of New American plays on March 18, 2008. It was directed by Kip Fagan. The play was subsequently presented in New York City at the Summer Play Festival in association with the Public Theater. It was directed by Kerry Whigam.