Reality inspired the imagination of MFA playwriting candidate Kirt Shineman when he created Germs and Viruses: Or The Syrian Spring. In the midst of violent conflict in the Levant, social media steps up as a key player. Blogger Seban becomes a viral rallying point as her country struggles to choose a new democratic leader – or go back to the old one. But is Seban really kickstarting revolutionary evolution, or is it all agitprop? If it’s enough like a true story, you may never know.
The play is presented through Sunday, March 1, in room 133 of the Fine Arts Center building on Arizona State University’s Tempe campus. The Friday, February 27, performance is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and $10 at www.filmdancetheatre.asu.edu/events or 480-965-6447.
Feb. 27-March 1, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 28, 2 p.m., 2015