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Wilbury Theatre Group extends 'The Race' through Feb. 7

Posted 2/3/21

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents the world premiere of "e;The Race"e; by Mark Binder, directed by Brien Lang. This challenging new play, done in an emerging new performance medium, examines the common, and sometimes uncommon, obstacles of a high-pressure

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Wilbury Theatre Group extends 'The Race' through Feb. 7

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The Wilbury Theatre Group presents the world premiere of “The Race” by Mark Binder, directed by Brien Lang. This challenging new play, done in an emerging new performance medium, examines the common, and sometimes uncommon, obstacles of a high-pressure corporate interview dance in the Zoom era.

Performances, held on Zoom, are now extended through Feb. 7. Performances take place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $20 each and may be purchased at thewilburygroup.org/the-race.

In “The Race,” two jobseekers from vastly different backgrounds vie for the same position in a large, faceless corporation. Each reveals uncomfortable truths from their past while dodging landmines from their competition, and dealing with an increasingly demanding disembodied interviewer. The audience also plays an integral part as they can communicate in a live chat, as the interview happens onscreen, and ultimately decide who is the best man for the job.

“The Race” had two workshop performances with Wilbury Theater Group in November of 2020. Edge Media said of the workshop performances: “The Race is an uncomfortable, cautionary tale … thematically it touches upon life during the pandemic when in-person interviews are off the table. The Race is not only a cautionary tale [it] hints at a possible future … It’s worth a look, especially when we’re all hanging out at home for the most part.”

“The Race” features original music by Nikita Zabinski, stage management by Allison Marchetti, and features performances by Rodney Eric López, Jennifer Mischley and Jim O’Brien.

Performances for “The Race” are done live and held entirely via Zoom. Patrons will receive a Zoom link to access performances after purchasing tickets prior to the performance. A Zoom account is not required.

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