Risk is a board game of world domination. My family used to play it until my mom banned it. It always started out good natured but then alliances formed and dissolved. War broke out on the board and in the room. At some point, we lost sight of reality as we killed to win.
Strawdog Theatre opens its 25th season with Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom. Madison, Michaela, Chelsea, Blake, Ryan, Tyler and Jared play in the same neighborhood. Literally they live in the same subdivision. But they livevirtually in the same video game. The kids are addicted to Neighborhood 3, a zombie killing thriller. It is a massive multiplayer online roleplaying game. The fantasy technology allows them to personalize the game with their own homes. IRL (In Real Life), the parents are noticing peculiar behavior of their children. They want to unplug the game – but what’s real and what’s make-believe? And who’s that at the door? Just in time for Halloween, Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom is run-for-your-life terrifyingly surreal.
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