Troll tells the story of Ari Jacobs, a young web-journalist who's uncovered the scoop of a lifetime. An Internet "troll" holds sway over the online community of Reddit, filling its pages with hate, filth, and sex, moderating message boards like "Jailbait" and "Jewmerica" with impunity and seemingly unlimited power. When Ari discovers the real life identity of this troll, he's faced with the question of whether or not to expose this monster to the world.
Troll, a new play by Ken Greller (Hands, Sundance Theatre Lab), explores the perils of unchecked free speech in the Internet age, where every person has the power to raise their voice. Through crackling scene-work, this vibrant and intense new work forces us to ask ouselves: "Is it okay to destroy someone else's life to save your own?"
"I'm just the other side. There's no good without evil, Ari."
Check out the Gawker article that inspired the play Troll:
Unmasking Reddit's Violentacrez, The Biggest Troll on the Web
TROLL is playing a Strictly Limited World Premiere Engagement
April 8th- 24th, 2016
at The Secret Theatre in Long Island City
44-02 23rd Street
Long Island City, NY 11101
Directed by Jason Modica
Andrew Block, Jeffery Delano Davis*, Brian Drummy, and Reggie D. White*
Scenic and Projection Design by Bryce Cutler
Lighting Design by Steve Shack
Sound Design by Maggie Burke
Costume Design by Tristan Raines
Stage Manager: Imogen Taylor
*Appears Courtesy of Actor's Equity Association
NOTE: This play contains adult language, adult situations, and nudity.
NOTE: No late seating.
The Secret Theatre (View)
44-02 23rd Street (between 44th Road and 44th Avenue)
Long Island City, Queens, NY 11101