Full Length Play
Time Period - New Millennium/21st Century, 1990s
Settings Of Play - Just before the turn of the century
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Mild Adult Themes
College Theatre / Student, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
He calls himself ISeeU, but you can't see him. And if it's you he wants, nothing can stop him. In a plot worthy of Kafka or Orwell, this alarming, sinister and erotic tale propels an unsuspecting married couple into their worst nightmare: a world with no secrets in which private lives are no longer private. For this couple, the future has arrived and they are among its first casualties. BecauseHeCan was initially produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and Off Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club under the title Y2K.
"Sizzling. A horrifying cautionary tale [that] plays with questions of reality." - The New York Times
"A technological thriller, like Pinter in cyberspace. Just as we have begun to doubt the modern theater's ability to compete with Hollywood for the most visceral scares, along comes Kopit to mine the terrors of the late 20th century." - Newsday
"Kopit's zippy, creepy thriller turns on authentically disturbing questions. All reality is a little virtual." - Variety
"Underneath the cyber thriller aspect of Kopit's story, his sense of the bewildering mystery and fragility of relationships comes through loud and chillingly clear." - The New Yorker
"Mesmerizing." - InTheatre
"Decidedly new age." - Star Ledger
BecauseHeCan premiered under the title Y2K at the Actor's Theatre of Louisville in February 1999 under the direction of Bob Balaban.