The Nether Jennifer Haley
June 8th - 30th, 2018
The Mosesian Center for the Arts

Tickets

  • General Admission: $25*
  • Student: $12.50*†
* Includes MCA Facilities Fee
† Student ID Required

Show Synopsis

The Nether is an immersive online wonderland where anything is possible. The mysterious “Papa” holds court in his virtual garden, a sensory utopia where patrons may indulge their darkest fantasies under digital anonymity and without real-world consequences. But when Detective Morris investigates Papa’s dealings, she uncovers a series of darkly unsettling acts which throw morality, the law, and human nature itself into question. Hailed by The Independent as “a gripping and deeply disconcerting look at the Internet and its role in one of the most disturbing issues of our time,” Jennifer Haley’s science fiction crime drama The Nether tackles the impact of technology on human relationships, identity, and desire.

The Nether contains adult themes, language, and imagery. Parental discretion advised.

When & Where

Show Dates

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Venue

The Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA
 

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Review: Boston and Beyond

"But the bottom line…it is a fascinating, totally engaging, at times..edge of your seat science-fiction story that is performed by a talented cast in a clever set that crosses both worlds..." -Susan Mulford

The Ticket: The Boston Globe

"A first-rate production of Jennifer Haley’s powerfully disturbing drama... Directed by Sarah Gazdowicz, with exceptionally compelling performances by Bob Mussett, Regine Vital, Julia Talbot, Jeff Gill, and Arthur Gomez." -Don Aucoin

Review: Arts Fuse

"Gomez stands out as Woodnut, a man who initially has no interest in the Hideaway’s illusions, but whose temptation grows the more time he spends there. Talbot, a graduating senior at Medford High School, is also excellent, convincingly pulling off the role of an adult who is pretending to be a child." -David Cruz

Review: Rabbit Reviews Boston

"Don’t look up what it’s about, just go. It’s a wonderfully intoxicating evening of theater to experience. ... Of course, no matter how good the script is, it’s all in the execution and here Flat Earth Theatre shines, capping off a terrific season of theater." -James Wilkinson

Review: Theater Mirror

"The ensemble is terrific, with Vital submitting her best performance to date as the no-nonsense but vulnerable Detective Morris, while Mussett masterfully conveys the matter-of-fact sociopathic thinking of his character, particularly when it is clear that his feelings for Iris have more to do with control than love." -Mike Hoban

Review: On Boston Stages

"The Flat Earth Theatre’s production of “The Nether” ... is a fresh, original, complex look at the issues surrounding our on-line and off-line lives. ... Director Sarah Gazdowicz employs brisk pacing in steadily ratcheting up the tension as the characters move between the two worlds, as the lines between them become blurred." -Rich Fahey

Review: EDGE, Boston

"Director Sarah Gazdowicz paints the future for us but keeps the material grounded in the eternal moment of human nature. ... We shift from one kind of reality into the next without difficulty, partly because of the skills of the writer, director, designers, and cast... but also because we are, or are becoming, digital natives." -Kilian Melloy

Review: Boston Arts Review

"Director Sarah Gazdowicz has a first rate cast, led by Regine Vital as the sharp detective who dogs Papa and his customers. Bob Mussett is frighteningly creepy as the cold, elegant, Victorian Papa who glibly confesses he is cursed with 'both an obsession and insight.'" -Beverly Creasey

Review: Joyce's Choices

"DO NOT MISS THE NETHER a deeply absorbing, perfectly executed production that puts our looming 21st century moral dilemmas on the hotseat. I was simultaneously glued to every second—even as my frame of reference came unglued." -Joyce Kulhawik
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