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Friar' Drama Club to present play

MORRISVILLE, N.Y. — Technology at Morrisville State College is taking a step beyond the campus and classroom, making an appearance in one of its theater presentations.

The Friars' Drama Club is presenting a play, Me and myGoogle, Oct. 26-30 in Banks Lounge of the John W. Stewart Center for Student Activities (STUAC) on the Morrisville State College campus.

The three-act play, co-authored by Wyatt Galusky, assistant professor of humanities at Morrisville State College, is a comedy about technology and privacy which draws attention to the increasing number of digital technologies that are available to provide data about individuals and how accurately the information represents an individual.

The play explores these issues by giving theatrical form to a “digital self.” What happens when someone confronts their digital representation, a representation that can stand in for the individual? What happens to concepts of privacy amid forms of surveillance? The play takes a humorous look at these issues, intending to entertain but also promote discussion and awareness of a rapidly changing world.

The play includes audience interaction. Show times are 8 p.m. Oct. 26-29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30.

Tickets are on sale Oct. 24-28 from 1 to 5 p.m. in the STUAC lobby. Seating is limited. General admission is $3 for adults and $1 for students. The box office number is 684-6126.

The presentation is sponsored by the college’s Student Government Organization.

Morrisville State College offers 12 bachelor degrees and a wide variety of associate degrees and options. Considered to be one of the most technologically advanced colleges in the nation for its ThinkPad University program and wireless technology initiative, the college recently became the first in the nation to comprehensively replace landlines in residence halls with individual cellular phones. Morrisville State College was also chosen as one of the top five colleges in the nation for campus activities by Campus Activities magazine. The Morrisville State College Norwich Campus also offers programs in business, technologies, liberal arts/education transfer, and nursing to Chenango County area residents and employers.