Friday, September 10, 2010

PAX Panel Review: Of Dice and Men

On the Friday evening of PAX, Critical Threat Theatre premiered their play “Of Dice and Men”

Written by Cameron McNary, Of Dice and Men is about a group of gamers in their 30s and their fall out when one of them enlists in the marines and gets deployed to Iraq.

Going into this panel, the only thing I knew about it was: it’s a play and it's about D&D. In reality however, it was so much more than that. While watching this play, I realized they were telling my story, and the story of all the people around me in that room.

I don’t want to give away much of the plot, because if you haven’t seen it, you really need to. However, I will tell you I did identify with the character of John Alex, who yelled and swore all though the play.

It was an amazing story to watch, the whole time picking out little things that have happened to me in my gaming life, including a barrage of dick jokes!

Check them out on their website and on facebook.

If you did see their play at PAX, or if you want to see it locally, give them a few bucks. Plays are expensive to put on, and more people deserve to see and hear OUR story.

1 comment:

  1. The ONLY part of enforcing this year that I might possibly regret is the fact that it made me miss this play. I heard it was positively fantastic. Definitely contribute, I know I will be because I'd love to see them come back locally!