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Manhattan | Ends Mar 02

The Neurology of the Soul

From 1 critic and 30 member reviews
Members say: Disappointing, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Clever

About the show

Untitled Theater Company No. 61 presents this new play examining the nexus between neuroscience, marketing, art, and love. More…

Set at a neuromarketing firm, "The Neurology of the Soul" follows a neuroscientist who is trying to scientifically define love, his wife, an artist who is using her brain scans as the basis of video self-portraits, a marketer who is trying to apply the science of love to advertising, and a gallery owner who deals with art as a commodity.

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“While introducing many intellectually interesting ideas...The lack of stakes...in just about everything made it hard...to follow the emotional journey of the characters...The acting was universally ungrounded...As an intellectual exploration, ‘Neurology of the Soul’ gives the audience a lot to think about and presents really interesting ideas, however, it falls short in incorporating those ideas into an intellectual narrative...The play falls short of reaching your soul.” Full Review

Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if If you a great story of mind vs. heart vs marketing told by a super cast.

Don't see it if You like more traditional theater.

Absorbing, Clever, Enchanting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought-provoking plays raising questions about science and humanity in story form that will stick with you. Great actors & script.

Don't see it if You don’t like small-scale plays with only four actors. Also, be aware there is a bit of coarse sexual language.

Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You’re interested in modern times, the bad side of marketing, marital ups and downs, the seedy side of art marketing and a good script.

Don't see it if You think it will be more about science than human vulnerabilities.

Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant, Romantic, Cliched

See it if You want a smart but simple love story about how neuroscience can be used by us and against ourselves. Enjoy tow dynamic performances

Don't see it if You mind a main arc that is predictable and at the end a bit sappy. Don’t get academic humor or enjoy that.

Long, Engaging, Smart, Probing, A bit sentimental

See it if you’d like to see a piece that puts some of our civilization’s big ticket items on trial: love, science, need, commerce, fidelity, art…

Don't see it if you don’t think of the theater as a place you want to think.

Also Love, science, need, commerce, fidelity, art: I’m glad that playwright... Read more Read less

Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if You enjoy a play that examines the nexus between neuroscience, marketing , art and love

Don't see it if You have no imagination

Absorbing, Intelligent, Romantic, Undercooked

See it if A neurological researcher uses his wife as his subject for experiments to image the brain in response to romantic and sexual stimuli.

Don't see it if ... if you don't enjoy plays that need more work. The concept is very interesting, but actors are stiff or miscast.

Thought-provoking, Disappointing, Overrated

See it if you want to think about mass marketing and the thought process

Don't see it if you want to see an entertaining show!

Clever, Entertaining, Technologically relevant, interesting

See it if You want to see an interesting take on matters of the ❤!

Don't see it if You are an old fashioned romantic.

Indulgent, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging

See it if You just like science (though trying to explain love thru science is really kinda foolish IMHO)

Don't see it if you're expecting witty dialogue and thought-provoking themes

Banal, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow

See it if There is some good acting here. If you like slow plays. If your interested in science.

Don't see it if Very uneven, poorly written. It goes on and on.

Disappointing, Cliched, Stereotypical characters

See it if ...you’re interested the dangers of using science to enhance marketing techniques. Also a story that combines Pygmalion & Frankenstein.

Don't see it if You expect a well cast play. The part of Marc was well cast & well developed. The characters, Stephen and Amy were not well written or cast.

Banal, Disappointing

See it if you are interested in entertaining a new idea about how the psyche might work..

Don't see it if you are looking for a an insightful and original take on how our brain works.

Clever, Intelligent

See it if Are interested in neurioscience and it’s application to romance and marketing

Don't see it if Are not interested in the technical aspects of the brain

Banal, Disappointing, Excruciating, Slow, Great staging

See it if You really like a slooow sci-fi type romance.

Don't see it if You want an entertaining show. Best part of this is the stage sets.

Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if want to be reminded about everything that you ever read about neuroscience and marketing; you are fans of 4 good actors

Don't see it if do not want to be bored for 1 hour and 40min looking on predictable situations on stage and listening to the banalities. Stay home, please

Also nice, clean location, comfortable chairs, a little far from a subway; ... Read more Read less

Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Romantic

See it if You want to see some stellar acting and a thought provoking show. The design elements are wonderful and the acting is absolutely stunning.

Don't see it if You don't like somewhat stilted, "talky" pieces - there is a lot of sitting around talking at each other, & repeating things multiple times

Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Indulgent

See it if You want an interesting night at the theater with some stunning performances.

Don't see it if You don't like heady, intellectual pieces. It seems at moments like the writer was more interested in writing a thesis than a play...

Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see some phenomenal actors. The characters of Mark and Amy especially were really engaging (kudos to the actors.)

Don't see it if You don't like slow moving, talky pieces.

Also This feels more like a college lecture than an artistic work. I'm not ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Clever, Intelligent, Slow, Great staging

See it if You are interested in thought provoking themes on science, love and art and in great staging.

Don't see it if You don't have patience for long, didactic monologues.

Great acting, Intelligent, Disappointing

See it if You'd like to see an intellectual look on love through the lens of science with some great actors.

Don't see it if You want an emotionally moving, dramaturgically sound evening.

Also The actors are not being served by this material - lines are phrased o... Read more Read less

Great acting, Intelligent, Banal, Disappointing, Slow

See it if You want to see some stellar acting. Ashley Griffin is absolutely incredible as are the rest of the cast. Scenic design is very cool.

Don't see it if You don't want a slow, ponderous evening. There is so much sitting around talking and repeating scientific concepts. Give us some heart!

Also How this cast managed to elevate this piece is absolutely incredible. ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in the way advertising affects us, like a small up close theater experience

Don't see it if You need a lot of action, prefer not very talky plays,

Also The play is both too ambitious and not ambitious enough- it wants to d... Read more Read less

Great acting, Thought-provoking, Banal, Disappointing, Cliched

See it if You want to see some awesome actors working their butts off. Yvonne Roen is awesome, & Ashley Griffin is stunning (& freaking sexy as hell)

Don't see it if You want an emotionally moving night at the theater. This is the author showing off his science knowledge.

Ambitious, Clever, Great acting, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if You want to learn about science and see some awesome, under used talent. If they're this good now I wish I could see them w/ good material

Don't see it if You don't want to listen to a lecture disguised as a play.

Also I don't understand how everything was good about this show except the ... Read more Read less

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