AN INTERRACIAL GAY COUPLE IS FACED WITH A MICROCHIP IMPLANT IN ORDER TO REMAIN TOGETHER IN MARCUS YI’S SERIO-COMEDY THE PROCEDURE, A DYSTOPIC FAIRY TALE PITTING GOVERNMENT CONTROL AGAINST LOVE AND SACRIFICE.
Adrian, a man in his mid-30s, is living the dream. He is a lawyer, married to a loving husband, Jacob, and is about to become a citizen of the United States. Everything seems rosy until the immigration interview, where he learns that the path to citizenship requires a microchip implant. We’re checking in with Reynaldo Rivera from the show to find out more.
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this spring that…?
Explores the topic of immigration, gay marriage and big brother. I’m honored to be apart of such a thought-provoking show.
What is your job on this show? I play Jacob, a computer programmer that is married to Adrian.
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in New York City and raised in the Lower East Side on Manhattan.
Can theater bring about societal change?
Theater has already brought about societal change, and it will continue to.
Would you be willing to get a microchip implanted in your eye?
I will be killed before anyone implants my eye with any form of technology.
A Living Room Theater production, written by Marcus Yi, The Procedure will be performed on Friday, May 31, at 5 p.m.; Tuesday, June 4, 9 p.m.; Saturday, June 8, at 12:30 p.m.; Friday, June 14, at 9 p.m.; Monday, June 17, at 4:30 p.m.; and Thursday, June 20, at 5 p.m. at 24 Bond St., New York, NY, 10012.
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