Company: Zero Zero One One, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 1 - John Hirsch Theatre at the MTC Mainstage
Whatever these confused cultists are uploading, I’m not downloading it.
Kajules Teraflop's techno cultists want you to join them in embracing technology and the connectedness it provides. Or they want you to join them in rebelling against technology and its perniciously distracting influence. Or botH... I'm not sure and neither, apparently, are they.
The show opens with a long sermon from Teraflop (Craig Bednar) that makes its point, contradicts it, and then devolves into a nonsensical babble of techno puns and mixed metaphors.
It does become clear that he's recruiting audience members (cloud sheep, in the parlance of the proceedings) to join his fight against the digital deity Septahedron (impressively rendered via digital video) and his anti-web demons.
The form this fight takes is a series of competitions between man and demon that are determined by the decidedly un-futuristic method of spinning a wooden wheel, with the winners decided by audience vote (but not really--it becomes clear after the first competition that your vote means nothing).
The second half of the show mostly consists of the cast members play fighting with glow in the dark dollar store toys.
It's all done with tongue firmly in cheek, but whatever these confused cultists are uploading, I'm not downloading it.