One more chance to go to the underworld: The Nether (Vancouver Fringe 2016)

The Nether at the Vancouver Fringe is darkly intriguing and absolutely worth seeing.
There’s one performance left: Saturday, September 17, at 6:00 at the Firehall. Make it a sell-out, Vancouver.

In Jennifer Haley’s complex script, which is set in the near future, a pedophile who calls himself Papa has created The Hideaway, a virtual reality realm in which he and others can indulge their predilections without causing harm. But a vigilante “cop” who feels the online reality is too compelling—and too porous—is intent on shutting him down.

David Bloom as Papa and Lissa Neptuno as the cop lead a consistently strong cast. Chris Lam, who is emerging as a very interesting artist, directs.

My Fringe faves are currently: The After After Party, The Ballad of Frank Allen, Charlatan!, Falling Awake, and The Nether.

I will also be seeing I Forgot to Fly Today, The Orbweaver, Space Hippo, and Burn Job because I hear they’re all really good.

Happy final Fringe weekend, everybody!

About Colin Thomas

Colin Thomas is a Vancouver-based editor, an award-winning playwright, and an established theatre critic. Colin helps writers unlock the full potential of their novels, short stories, screenplays, and children's books.

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