TÁP Theater / Jennifer Haley

The Nether - PREMIERE

3000 HUF / student: 2400 HUF
Trafó passes are accepted
net-reality, avatar, morality

The play takes place in the near future, when the effects of globalization have completely transformed the world. Nature is almost completely extinct, plants are a luxury item, everything is covered in the greyness of cities. The arena of society is the online world called Nether. This is where young people study, come here to have fun and often work. In this dark utopia, it is becoming more and more common to become a ‘shadow’, to leave the physical body, to move completely to the Nether, where everyone can choose the look they want and the human beings behind the avatars are invisible. The arguments and counter-arguments made during the interrogations raise very sensitive questions in modern society: how real is the online, virtual space where we all spend more and more time? Are the relationships established and maintained them real? Is it a crime committed in this world without consequences?

Jennifer Haley is an American playwright, pursuing a career in theatre, film and television. Her play, The Nether, received its world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in California in 2013. Subsequent productions have been mounted at the Royal Court Theatre in 2013, MCC Theater in 2014 and in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2015. It won the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, and was nominated for Best New Play at the 2015 Laurence Olivier Awards.

Sims/Papa: Schlanger András
Morris: Józsa Bettina
Doyle: Terhes Sándor
Iris: Vitárius Orsolya
Woodnut: Lestyán Attila

Dramaturgy: Bíró Bence
Set: Juhász Nóra
Costume: Bujdosó Nóra
Video: Varga Vince, Juhász András
Choreographer: Adrienn Hód
Assistant director: Péter Benjámin
Director: Vajdai Vilmos

Co-production partners: Trafó House of Contemporary Arts

Box Office opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • studio and club performance days: 16h-20h30
  • on weekdays: 16h-20h
Trafó Gallery opening hours:
  • Main hall performance days: 16h-22h
  • other days: 16-19h
  • monday: closed
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