Gamers roll good theater in Dice and Men

Aug 29

Gamers roll good theater in <i>Dice and Men</i>

Nerd-on-nerd love is something to behold.

It's sweet, it's smart, it's funny – at least it is in Cameron McNary's sharply etched play Of Dice and Men, receiving its Bay Area premiere courtesy of Berkeley's Impact Theatre. McNary boldly goes where no dramatist has gone before him (at least none I've ever seen). He takes his audiences into the world of Dungeons and Dragons, the role-playing game involving elves, fairies, wizards and the like – exactly the kind of game that gets kids beaten up in high school.

One of the wonderful things about McNary's play is that you don't have to know anything about D&D to enjoy it.

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