Written by Jennifer Haley
Directed by Bill English
A new virtual wonderland provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every whim. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers a dark battle over technology and human desire. The Nether is both serpentine crime drama and haunting sci-fi thriller that explores the consequences of living out our private dreams.
San Francisco Playhouse’s production of The Nether is made possible by Executive Producer Andrew Teufel, Producer John Trout, and Associate Producers Andy Kerr & Nancy Thompson.
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Note: The role of Iris will be played in alternating performances by Matilda Holtz and Carmen Steele.
Morris (Ruibo Qian*) is a detective tasked with policing the Nether, a global virtual reality network.
Doyle (Louis Parnell*) is questioned by Morris (Ruibo Qian*) about his dealings in the Nether.
Doyle (Louis Parnell*) weighs his options in the interrogation room.
Iris (Matilda Holtz) plays hide-and-seek with Papa (Warren David Keith*) in the Hideaway, a realm of the Nether.
Papa (Warren David Keith*) and Iris (Matilda Holtz) talk about their future in the Hideaway.
Woodnut (Josh Schell) meets Papa (Warren David Keith*) on his first visit to the Hideaway.
Woodnut (Josh Schell) connects with Iris (Carmen Steele) in the Hideaway.
Iris (Carmen Steele) sits on a bench in the garden at the Hideaway.
Iris (Carmen Steele) marvels over the world that Papa (Warren David Keith*) has created.
Doyle (Louis Parnell*) and Sims (Warren David Keith*) reconnect outside the Nether.
The cast of The Nether.
The cast and creative team of The Nether.
*Member of AEA. Photos by Jessica Palopoli.