By J.O. Parker
The Brooklyn Community Theater presents, The Day the Internet Died, a one-act comedy by Ian McWethy and Jason Pizzarello slated for Saturday, April 2 at 7 p.m. in the BGM Auditorium.
The production centers around a small town like Brooklyn who has to adapt after the Internet goes down for a whole week.
“They (the town) are used to having Internet and they find themselves having to deal with no Internet with a hilarious outcome,” noted Josh Gerard, Brooklyn Librarian and play director.
The production features a cast of about 25.
Gerard, who has acted in several community productions at the Brooklyn Opera House and also directed the community play, Princess Party Smackdown, last summer at Landes Park, said a group of young people approached him last November about putting together a kid-friendly community production.
“I approached the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce and they gave the OK to sponsor the production,” said Gerard.
The production is a fundraiser for the chamber.
Gerard said the production has a powerful ending.
“With no internet, the town learns how plugged in they are and how they are a slave to technology,” said Gerard.
Advance tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the Brooklyn Library until the day of the show. Tickets are $10 at the door.