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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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