TUES­DAY 17.11.15

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - THE TICKET -

THE­ATRE Scorch On­line, you can be what­ever you want. That is Kes’s dis­cov­ery, a teen fas­ci­nated with gam­ing, sci-fi and the al­ter­na­tive iden­tity of­fered by avatars. “She thinks I’m a guy,” Kes tells us about a new ac­quain­tance in Stacey Gregg’s new mono­logue play for Prime Cut. “And I don’t cor­rect her.” In­spired by re­cent court cases, Gregg’s piece is sym­pa­thetic to the gen­der curious pro­tag­o­nist, while keenly alive to nar­rower per­spec­tives in the broader world. Kes watches movies “from the dude’s point of view. Thought ev­ery­one did.” The cruel irony is that the dude’s point of view is of­ten con­ser­va­tive and cas­ti­gat­ing, and bring­ing avatars into the real world is an easy way to get burned. A smart and sen­si­tive piece, nei­ther moral­is­ing nor

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