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The Neurology of the Soul

From 48 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Clever, Great acting, Disappointing

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.


Member Reviews (48)

MEMBERS SAY:

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

67
Banal, Overrated, Slow, Disappointing

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.

60
Slow, Boring, Disappointing, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if Science and art can meld beautifully. Unfortunately they do not do so in this play. I never felt engaged by any of the actors. Do you agree

Don't see it if You need well developed characters rather than cardboard cut outs to enjoy a play. You are easily bored by slow moving stories on stage.

60
Banal, Great staging, Excruciating, Slow, Disappointing

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.

61
Ambitious, Disappointing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You are interested in marketing, art, or neuroscience--you are more intellectual than emotional

Don't see it if you want believable characters enacting a believable situation.

Also There is a play in there trying to get out. The premise is an interest... Read more Read less

60
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Great acting

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

66
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.

69
Disappointing, Great staging, Indulgent, Slow

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

65
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.

69
Great staging, Thought-provoking, Cliched, Intelligent, Slow

See it if you like theater that explores ideas. Interesting exploration of our quest to better understand love, and science versus romance.

Don't see it if you wanted those ideas explored via full fledged characters. They represented points of view rather than fully realized characters.

69
Disappointing, Overrated, Thought-provoking

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!

60
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

60
Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if You're interested in neuroscience, but don't know all that much about it

Don't see it if You're an MRI physicist

67
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

60
Neurological, Safe, Just okay

See it if You want to learn the very basics of brain science

Don't see it if you want to see a fully formed dramatic play that might lead to katharisi

69
Clever, Technologically relevant, interesting, Entertaining

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.

54
Slow, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Disappointing

See it if Someone interested in art or advertising

Don't see it if Someone science minded expecting a scientific show. Much more about the arts

66
Intelligent, Great acting, Disappointing, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like confusing and tech neuro thoughts

Don't see it if you enjoy witty, cleaver, entertaining plays

54
Great acting, Ambitious, Banal, Confusing, Romantic

See it if You want to see some good actors and designers working with interesting material and want an intellectual evening.

Don't see it if You don't like being "talked at," you don't like stilted direction and staging.

Also The projections are absolutely stunning - seriously, they belong on a ... Read more Read less

58
Great acting, Banal, Disappointing, Indulgent

See it if You want to see an interesting premise executed with great actors and design elements.

Don't see it if You want an emotionally moving premise or dialogue. This isn't just a "heady" or "talky" piece, it's an indulgent lecture by the writer

Also The actors are doing miracles with bad material wrapped up in an inter... Read more Read less


February 24th, 2019
"The production’s video design and sound are excellent, particularly when Amy’s exhibition takes over the set. But in a play that juxtaposes art and science, love and money, private thoughts and public data, it feels like technology might have gotten a disproportionate share of directorial attent...
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February 16th, 2019
"A fascinating, engaging, and ingenious evening of theatre...His text is rich with intellectual insights, spiritual musings, fast-paced dialogue, which could easily overwhelm an audience in concept. Yet, Einhorn has once again mastered an exhilarating balance of infusing a story with awe-inspirin...
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February 21st, 2019
"If you ever wanted to be loved only for your mind, this is the setup for you...Handled differently, it might have made for a sexy and stimulating evening...Amy and Stephen make a dullish pair...Einhorn's direction does little to put some starch into these slow-moving proceedings...The bones of t...
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February 12th, 2019
“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 t...
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