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The Neurology of the Soul

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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

85
Absorbing, Clever, Edgy, Intelligent

See it if Thought provoking re: What if. Post performance talks by experts in the field.Nice use of videos.hope for a follow up when more info is ..

Don't see it if When actors behind the screen the voices need clarity.Post play interviewee when answer co host tended to talk to him and not the audience

77
Long, Smart, Engaging, A bit sentimental, Probing

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

74
Clever, Intelligent, Edgy, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if you would like good juxtaposition of marketing and human neurological response research presented in an entertaining way w/ good projections

Don't see it if you do not want to watch the ills of market techniques and relationship troubles by researchers with loved ones.

80
Intelligent, Relevant, Clever, Well presented, Interesting staging

See it if for the insightful blend of science & art that underpins the plot. The theater has artwork & post show interviews to support the theme.

Don't see it if you have triggering issues with brain explorations and MRIs.

86
Great acting, Interesting set and projections, Thought-provoking, Intelligent writing

See it if Neuroscientist scans wife’s brain to measure emotions (love). Results are used by his boss for product marketing and by his wife to make art

Don't see it if You don’t like intellectually challenging plays that examine what it means to be human, to love, appreciate art, make & sell things of value

Also This play provides an overview of scientific neurological research and... Read more Read less

75
Thought-provoking, Good acting, Interesting, Realistic characterizations, Well written

See it if you like plays that are thought provoking, unique in theme, realistic dialog, good characterizations and fine acting.

Don't see it if you dislike plays that deal with scientific mind research and the effects on human lives and serious rather then light/comic presentations.

93
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Great staging, Great writing

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.

74
Clever, Great acting, Quirky, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like science , art ,and an exploration of relationship dynamics It didn’t go deep enough but was entertaining

Don't see it if You want to be seriously challenged. This is more stereotypical but fun enough

79
Absorbing, Great acting, Relevant, Resonant, Clever

See it if you're interested in new technology and the business of promoting and selling works of art .

Don't see it if you want to hear all the lines spoken by the female lead. She spoke too low, too fast and often behind a curtain.

72
Heady mix of ideas about cognitive neurology, marketing & love, Ted talk meets domestic drama, Ambitious

See it if you're interested in the neural bases of emotion, consciousness, suggestibility, and motivation. Einhorn juggles these impressively.

Don't see it if you prefer to engage with complex believable characters over ideas. This is Stoppard lite, but without compelling human behavior

Also Playwright director Einhorn's ambitious, idea-driven play attempts to ... Read more Read less

72
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Romantic, Relevant, Entertaining

See it if You are interested in a play that deals with scientific research on love which the results might change the view of neuroscience

Don't see it if You do not like small productions, plays with a lot of medical and science referrals, infedility, love

Also This was definitely an interesting subject and makes you question a lo... Read more Read less

70
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.

78
Cliched, Intelligent, Great acting, Relevant, Romantic

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

75
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Profound, Thought-provoking

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

83
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Great acting, Edgy

See it if You like plays with twisted plots and good acting.

Don't see it if You like plays with simple story lines that are easy to follow.

75
Great acting, Clever

See it if You like to learn while being entertained.

Don't see it if If you do not enjoy shows that are different and want different perspectives.

79
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy learning the research behind the way humans make subconscious decisions in an interesting and engaging play

Don't see it if You find research about how the brain works or what spurs us to lean towards certain choices uninteresting as a story.

80
Great acting, Refreshing, Great writing, Entertaining, Worth your time

See it if You like well paced, well acted theater and clever staging.

Don't see it if you like musicals and other flashy theater.

80
Relevant, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Absorbing

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.

78
Clever, Ambitious, Edgy, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you're interested in the pros and cons of neuroscience and the way that it's used to affect love relationships and marketing in general.

Don't see it if if you're not interested in the pros and cons of neuroscience as it's used to affect love relationships and marketing in general.

75
Clever, Great staging, Intelligent, Ambitious, Slow

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.

90
Clever, Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Enchanting

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.

95
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if you want to be pleasantly surprised by a small production with simple staging. A great melding of science, art and human relations.

Don't see it if you want a large cast, elaborate production, comedy, singing or dancing.

91
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious

See it if If you wanted be challenged to think about the way advertising affects ones choices.

Don't see it if Don’t see it you want Entertaintment purely for entertainments sake.

90
Absorbing, Intelligent, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if ... if you're curious about the human/societal nexus between the "science/technology of the brain" and how thoughts/emotions actually work.

Don't see it if ... if you NOT curious about the above and do NOT want to "think" or enjoy a delightful, thought-provoking show.


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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