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Friday, May 27, 2022 at 2:00 PM PDT
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Create your ideal society in a mega-game of collaboration, competition, and potential Utopia. What if we could create our ideal society? What would it look like? Is it even possible? How would thinkers, dreamers, realists, pessimists, optimists, children, activists, politicians, economists, answer? Would they recreate the same system we live within or dream of newer ones?
New Societies draws together the forms of a strategic game night and an advancing theatrical narrative, shaped by the audience’s choices. Players are placed in groups to compete against or collaborate with each other in order to build their ideal society. Guests are seated at tables up to 6 players and compete against or collaborate with each other in order to build their ideal society. As players socialize, and form community they choose to build their societies however they wish but each decision made will influence how all the other guests can play. They must be careful, because as their choices shape the direction of their society, there are seven other societies also creating an ever growing and responsive political landscape.

Filled with humour and levity, New Societies is a playful challenge to reflect on how we operate as inheritors of our current social structures, while giving players the opportunity to be the catalysts in crafting a better one.

Admission is free but registration is required. Space is limited.

Venue

Presentation House Theatre
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver BC V7M 3G9


Performance Notes

This is a Preview Performance

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This is a festival seating performance - the seats are on a first come, first serve basis when you arrive at the venue.

Doors open 1/2 hour prior to start of performance.