Relatives try to get you to share chain mail conspiracies one person at a time during a scene in the Brooklyn Community Theater production of "The Day the Internet Died."
By J.O. Parker
More than 250 guests filled the BGM Auditorium on Saturday, April 2 to see the Brooklyn Community Production of the one-act comedy, “The Day the Internet Died,” written by Ian McWethy and Jason Pizzarello.
The production centered around a small town who has to adjust after the Internet goes down for a whole week.
Play Director Josh Gerard said a cast of 30 kids and adults worked very hard to pull off a funny and poignant production.
"They were a fantastic cast to work with,” Gerard said. “They really wanted to make people laugh, but also think. This play did plenty of both."
The production featured 11 scenes. They included:
Scene 1: A town learns they will have to try and get by without the internet.
Scene 2: A student tries to get peers to "like" her pictures in real life.
Scene 3: People think that librarians are human search engines.
Scene 4: Relatives try to get you to share chain mail conspiracies one person at a time.
Scene 5: Customers demand two day shipping.
Scene 6: Customers can't understand why they can't just keep stuff stored in a cart at the store for days at a time.
Scene 7: Big business has people listening in on day to day conversations to try and get them to buy, buy, buy!
Scene 8: Dating is much harder when it has to be done in person. It doesn't stop people from trying to swipe left.
Scene 9: Couples can't get to a party without GPS. They try living their lives apart from technology.
Scene 10 and 11: People have grown, but still struggle to live without technology.
The production was a fundraiser for the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.