IN REAL LIFE, a futuristic, dystopic work with music and lyrics by Kevin Wong, and book by Nick Green, follows a young worker drone through a Matrix-like journey of self-discovery as he attempts to break out of his efficiency-oriented, hi-tech digital cage to learn what it’s like outside the walls – in the real world. Originally developed at Sheridan College’s Canadian Musical Theatre Project, IN REAL LIFE has had two week-long workshops this past year, one at Sheridan in May, and one here in Toronto this September. In April of 2020, the full version will be staged for the first time as a Sheridan College student production, directed by Ann Hodges (known to MSC audiences for her production of Grey Gardens in 2016).
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Commissioned with funding by the Aubrey & Marla Dan Fund for New Musicals