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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.



65
Front Row Center

“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


69
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!

69
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.

69
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

67
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.

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.

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.

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
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.

60
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

69
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

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

67
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.

57
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

54
Thought-provoking, Romantic, Disappointing, Slow

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

58
Great acting, Indulgent, Banal, Disappointing

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

54
Ambitious, Great acting, Romantic, Banal, Confusing

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


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