Help Decide the Plot of 'Deus Ex Machina'

Jan 12, 2015

Deus Ex Machina, a new co-production from Whirlygig, Fusebox, and Shrewd Productions, is not a show for folks who enjoy being passive observers to the action onstage. For this show, the audience takes an active role, essentially becoming the gods of Greek myth, deciding the fate of the players before them.

The story is based on the epic Greek tragedies of The Oresteia, featuring familiar characters such as Agamemnon, Clytemnestra, and Electra. Using a unique text-based voting system, Deus Ex Machina becomes a different show every night, based on the whims and desires of that night's audience. Through decisions both large and small, the audience will determine the shape of the story, the progress of the plot, and who lives and who dies. There are over 12000 potential permutations to the play, so odds are that each of the 13 performances in this run will be quite different from one another.

See (and influence the plot of) Deus Ex Machina at the Long Center's Rollins Theater.