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Image Credit David Baltzer

No one is where they are. They are talking to someone miles away. I miss them. But they are missing out - Sherry Turkle in Alone Together

September 17-21, 2014, at the Los Angeles Center Theatre Group

The British Council proudly supported the US premiere of Western Society, a new piece by Gob Squad. Returning to our fascination with technology, Gob Squad zoomed directly into the center of the western home to explore the internet's remote darkness.

Western Society is a portrait of civilization in the 21st century: a million years of human history condensed into ten minutes. It's a microcosm of the western world at a dinner table, the last supper of the self-obsessed us. The audience is invited to the banquet to watch and occasionally partake. Gob Squad's Western Society is a portrait of the world we live in, with the color and sound turned up to 11.

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