http://reaganesthermyer.com Center for the Arts at the Armory
191 Highland Ave
Somerville, MA 02143
Alcohol, Art, Date Idea, Film, Music, Nightlife, Performing Arts
Reagan Esther Myer is a multimedia narrative told through live music, video, and theater to tell a dystopian story. In a post-WW3 world, we meet Reagan, a government employee living in an abandoned shopping mall on a deserted island making DIY survivalist videos for a struggling world. Like most people who survived Impact, she has a government-issued ThotBot, a brain implant that algorithmically applies points to one's thoughts, an effort most survivors undertake in order to accrue Value toward a favorable Redemption. Several events occur that cause her to question her thoughts, memories, and reality: she is tasked with creating an unusual tutorial video for the benefit of the government, the sister she thought long-dead calls and asks for help, and she finds a Blockbuster Video return box filled with contraband, that is, movies from a pre-Impact world. When life is a state of mind, it’s the Thot that counts.