The Webcam Play, written by Timothy J. Guillot and directed by Sasha Bratt, is a funny dramedy about online dating. Most of us singletons have tried online dating, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, and those experiences may help you identify with the range of emotions and situations portrayed in this story.
Ryan (Steve Isaac) from D.C., “meets” Taylor (Sarah Ferris) from St. Augustine, Florida, on the online dating site, Ok Cupid. What ensues is a series of exchanges over skype, text, and phone calls during the course of their “relationship” as they get to know each other. At times, the conversation is awkward just as exchanges during the first couple of dates for a newly dating couple would be. Other times, the exchanges are witty and charming with sexual undertones.
What we’re witnessing of their online encounters seems to represent what a relationship in real life would look like, including the emotional attachment, budding love, eventual fights and even break-up. But at the heart of The Webcam Play, the question is how “real” can a virtual relationship be? Can Ryan and Taylor’s situation even be considered dating? Can there be an exclusive relationship when the relationship only exists online–does that concept even make sense? Will they get together in real life? How does each person think and feel about the online situation? To find the answers to these questions and discover the outcome of their online meeting, you’ll just have to go see The Webcam Play for yourself.
The Webcam Play is very well acted with realistic graphics (Lauren Reynolds) and webcam clips (Timothy J. Guillot) that make you feel like you’re a fly-on-the-wall witnessing the online encounter.
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