October 7, 2016 - November 13, 2016
The New Colony presents the world premiere comedy Merge
, a fast-paced, heartfelt and uproarious journey inside the burgeoning 1970s video game industry.
In 1978, Atari was the fastest growing company in the history of the United States, an arcade manufacturer with a workplace fueled by pot smoking, jacuzzi parties and nobody wearing socks. When they have to sell themselves to Warner Bros. to stay afloat, they quickly realize that corporate cash comes with baggage, as they lose a piece of the identity that made them who they were in the first place. And what’s worse... they have to start wearing socks. Merge
is the story of a small band of programmers who stand up and fight back against the very company that saved them from bankruptcy, in a battle that threatens to crash an entire industry.