CultureHub presents a series of quirky, minimalist sci-fi plays by Robert Patrick, most of which were originally staged at La MaMa back in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. More…
In 'Action,' an emerging and an established writer are caught in a feedback loop leaving it unclear who is generating whom.
'Camera Obscura' features two lovers trying to connect through networked screens, resulting in crossed questions, crooked answers, and a surprise resolution.
'All In The Mind' previews a world in which individual consciousness has been interconnected into a collective electronic web.
In 'Simultaneous Transmissions,' two families face off due to their mistrust and fear of each other as their sons are sent into battle to pay the ultimate price.
'Anything Is Plausible' is a world-premiere comedic monologue delivered by an actor who may or may not be a virtual creation.
These speculative plays, once science fiction, now serve as an uncannily accurate prediction of our screen-saturated world and call into question what the theater of the future might look like. Note: This is not a seated performance; the audience moves about the performance space throughout the piece.
See it if You like experimental theatre and like connecting the dots between sketches.
Don't see it if You value your time and don't want to stand for more than an hour
See it if You like non-traditional staging; enjoy exploration of ideas about the impact of technology on society; good acting and diverse cast
Don't see it if You need clear story lines; can't stand for a long time; do not like "immersive" experiences
See it if you want to see an interactive show, enjoy abstract theatre & want to experience something atypical.
Don't see it if If you don't like one-act shows, there are 5. If you don't like the odd, atypical conversation structure or obtuse acting
See it if deep, thought provoking funny stories, the plays are great (each one) really makes you think about human connections. Interactive tech!!
Don't see it if if you don't have an interest in Technology.