Laughs abound in Harrison’s #MEDIABLITZ fall play

MEDIABLITZThe distractions and challenges of life online will provide an evening of laughs in Harrison High School’s fall play, “#MEDIABLITZ”.

Opening Friday, Dec. 1, the show combines two media-related comedies, “subText” and “The Internet is a Distract…OH, LOOK, THERE’S A KITTEN!”, both under the direction of Dean and Sue Cobb, with assistance from student stage managers Gabi Gamily and Rosie Burns-Pavlik.

“subText,” by Tyler Dwiggins, details the awkwardness of dating in the digital age. Even though everybody on the planet is just a text away, getting your message across has never been so complicated, from capturing the perfect selfie to making a relationship Facebook official. At its heart, subText is a reminder that “love is a lot of things, but it is rarely a thing of convenience.”

In “The Internet is a Distract…OH, LOOK, THERE’S A KITTEN!”, by Ian McWethy, Micah has just 20 minutes to check a few facts on the Internet and finish her paper on The Great Gatsby. Unfortunately, the web is a nefariously wacky place where boxing cats, Facebook lurkers, and pig-throwing games threaten to take over Micah’s schoolwork. This high-octane comedy explores the rabbit hole of distraction we all go down every time we go online.

#MEDIABLITZ comedies will be performed Friday, Dec. 1 and Saturday, Dec. 2 at 7:30 p.m. All seats are $10 and reserved.

Tickets will be sold November 27-December 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (lunch hours) each day school is in session, or order tickets by calling the box office, 248-888-6274 after November 17. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Harrison High School is located at 29995 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills.