Hello World - Hollywood Fringe Review

A review by Rachel Flanagan.

Hello World
definitely deserves some praise for bringing the virtual reality experience to theatre in a very unique and interactive sort of way.  With your very own smartphone and headphones and borrowed Google Cardboard, Hello World becomes a production acted out before your eyes in person and in virtual reality. Bringing such new technology into a situation where there are a variety of people, some who are not so technologically inclined, definitely brought its troubles.  During the performance that I attended, a number of Android telephone users had trouble because their phones were not compatible with the VR technology and a few others just had some trouble setting up their phones for the experience. However, the gentleman who was helping walk through the setup and providing some spare phones for the performance was incredibly patient and accommodating to all of the guests. The virtual reality itself was quite amazing to see, especially the scene where a girl is crawling naked on your screen.  She proceeds to find clothing and put them on and then when you take off your Google Cardboard, there she is on the stage wearing that exact outfit she put on in the video. The actual story for Hello World was quite difficult to follow, with or without the virtual reality mixed in.  If you have an iPhone, an updated Android, and are interested in a new technology/theatre experience, Hello World is definitely worth checking out.

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