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Published on February 9th, 2011 | by Niamh

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‘CONNECTED’ at Project Arts Centre

‘CONNECTED’ opened last night in Dublin’s Project Arts Centre. I had heard it was funny and that it had been nominated for Bewley’s Little Gem Award at Absolut Fringe last year…but beyond that I knew very little. Karl Quinn and Will Irvine play two best friends, Daz and Simon, who have grown up together and now work alongside each other. Having spent far too much time together, they delve into an online world where they don’t have to really connect but can talk about things like fishing and sex discos to pass the working day.

The audience join them in Desert Blast, Extreme Fishing (yes, really!) and most importantly Second Life where they get to be who they want to be…Daz strangely choosing to be a busty lady called Lala. My favourite line of the night – “at least my head doesn’t look like a ping pong ball with a gee!”

Harmless fun, deception, hurt but overall friendship are what bring you through CONNECTED. As they say themselves, it is “an irresistible caper through the meaning of friendship – in analogue and digital” and is recommended for anyone who has ever had a friend they know a bit too well, had an office job they hated or found themselves favouring virtual reality over the real thing.

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CONNECTED runs from 8-19 February 2011 in Project Arts Centre and tickets cost €15.00 (€12.00 concession). You can book tickets by calling the Box Office 01 881 9613 or by calling in to the Project Arts Centre at 39 East Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

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