Interacting with someone face to face seems to slowly be becoming a concept of the past thanks to today’s technology. The St. Augustine School’s Grade 9 to 12 drama club will be highlighting this generation’s technology and its effects n everyday life by performing the hilarious one act play Ths Phne 2.0 on April 23.
The play looks at strange ringtones, e-mail etiquette, weak cell phone service and more quirky and interesting technology antics. It shows how technology affects the lives of everyone and uses humour and a few serious scenes to demonstrate the influence of technology.
There are 12 students involved with the play and they have been rehearsing since February.
Tiffany Mills director of the play is excited for the students to perform and believes the theme of the play and the energy of the actors will be extremely entertaining.
“Ths Phne 2.0 is all about cell phones, laptops and different technology and the way teenagers communicate. It’s really relevant for our time that we live in especially for these kids,” said Mills. “It’s funny and takes the realistic but spins it in the way so it’s unrealistic. It takes it one step further and really makes it big.”
The play does not feature one main character but instead has a good balance with all actors having a similar amount of lines and time in the spotlight.
“There isn’t really one star in the play, everyone is pretty equal with their part which makes it really good for cast morale,” said Mills. “It’s a fun play and they’re really good kids.”
Mills encourages everyone to come and see the production and believes that Ths Phne 2.0 is a good fit for all audiences.
“I think that kids should definitely come and see that play because it’s their reality,” she said. “Parents and adults should watch it as well because it would help them understand the world that their kids are living in because it has changed so much since they were teenagers.”
Ths Phne 2.0 will be performed at St. A’s on April 23 at 8 p.m. and they will also be performing at the High School Regional One Act Festival held on April 25 and 26, hosted by St. A’s.