'The Wii Plays' Takes Gameplay to the Live Stage
According to the New York Times, the short plays each run approximately 8 minutes, and attendees will be able play real Wii games prior to the show. Ars Nova's associate artistic director, Emily Shooltz, reportedly hopes the "fun and upbeat" atmosphere helps people "embrace the spirit of game night." The fact that the Play Group's 12 members took creative license with their narratives should definitely help contribute to that frivolity. In one particularly intriguing redux, 'Oedipus' meets 'Wii Sports Resort' when a son and stepfather duel for the affections of the family matriarch.
While video games rarely achieve success on the big screen, it's incredibly difficult to deny the appeal of live action gaming, particularly on the live stage. 'The Wii Plays' run through February 12th.