The second of the three hit comedies produced Off-Broadway under the title Power Plays.
A deeply funny, finely graded psychological portrait that becomes a tribute to the conjuring powers of theatre... Imagine the testy, silly one upmanship of Abbott and Costello crossed with the menacing ambiguity of Harold Pinter... [It is a] deftly constructed two handed exercise... that acting students are sure to take to their bosom.The New York Times
Absurdist humor [like] Abbott and Costello lost in the Twilight Zone.New York Daily News
Virtual Reality was originally produced at the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City in April 1998 under the direction of Alan Arkin as a part of the collection of shorts, Power Plays.
Virtual Reality Script
The author and his son starred Off Broadway as men waiting for equipment to do an unspecified job. The one in charge insists on doing a dry run inventory of the contents of the expected crates. The purely hypothetical assumes a wacky, sinister autonomy that transports them to a frozen wilderness.