Jessica NYC Reviews and Tickets

75%
(30 Reviews)
Positive
83%
Mixed
17%
Negative
0%
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Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent

About the Show

Sanguine Theatre Company presents a new sci-fi drama about a missing woman and the android built in her image that's supposed to find her.

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Member Reviews (30)

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705 Reviews | 214 Followers
80
Clever, Edgy, Quirky, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if Relationship with android poses questions about what makes us human. Are there lines our technology should not cross?

Don't see it if You're not willing to immerse yourself into the sci-fi setting. You want a more polished production. It could use some more humor.

435 Reviews | 61 Followers
76
Thought-provoking, Intense, Great acting, Great writing, Resonant

See it if You want to see THE TWILIGHT ZONE updated to the 21st Century.

Don't see it if You're looking for a big production or you really on top of the tech world.

283 Reviews | 45 Followers
71
Entertaining, Great acting, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy sci fi related shows

Don't see it if you're not into quirky small productions

266 Reviews | 60 Followers
70
Clever, Thought-provoking

See it if You have some interest in Artificial Intelligence or sci fi. Its an interesting plot, if not particularly compelling.

Don't see it if You need top-notch acting and fast moving action. (It feels even longer than it is.)

262 Reviews | 30 Followers
77
Interesting, Quirky, Clever, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if you want a vision of a not too distant future...

Don't see it if you don't enjoy character-driven dramas.

240 Reviews | 69 Followers
80
Ambitious, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if You enjoy plays about thorny questions of sentience, identity, and privacy rights.

Don't see it if You want a play that has a satisfying conclusion, instead of leaving it open-ended.

147 Reviews | 39 Followers
50
Banal, Cliched, Dated, Disappointing, Slow

See it if Sorry, no surprises here. Like a '50s scifi movie, with some contemporary jargon thrown in. The actors couldn't make it believable.

Don't see it if You are expecting ideas, conflict or meaningful resolution.

104 Reviews | 15 Followers
54
Great acting, Banal

See it if You wanna see amazing and surprisingly heart breaking acting from an Android.

Don't see it if You like plays with well defined characters. They were thinly drawn and, with a couple stand outs, acted as written.

Critic Reviews (4)

TheaterScene.net
July 27th, 2017

“Vermillion writes distinctive characters who each have their own language, but fails to make his story believable or emotionally gripping by turning it into something closer to the surreal, expecting the audience to accept the rationalizations rather than science fiction. There are moments that communicate real emotion, particularly the low-key ending, but due to the nature of the story, Vermillion finds himself spending too much time explicating the pseudoscience behind the title character.”
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Theatre is Easy
July 28th, 2017

"'Jessica' teases some intriguing gender issues that ultimately don’t pay off...Vermillion is more interested in examining the boundaries of love and intimacy. The second act is more urgent than the first, due largely to Trussell‘s performance. Director Jackson keeps the action moving at a brisk pace, even if the dialogue tends to run in circles. Longer and more verbose than it needs to be, 'Jessica' is reasonably engaging but doesn’t add anything especially earth-shattering to the A.I. genre."
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A
July 30th, 2017

“Jessica has disappeared and over the past four years, her devoted, controlling, rich boyfriend Allister has been searching for her. He commissions LYFE Industries to make an Android Jessica, who might help him find her. This play raises many interesting questions about artificial intelligence. It will keep you interested and engaged as it unfolds. The set was impressive and the acting top-notch. Oh, by the way, ‘Do you have any waffles?’ I've been hungry for them ever since I saw this play.”
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C
July 28th, 2017

"Vermillion's winning work joins a rich tradition of speculative fiction in exploring what artificial minds can tell us about our own...'Jessica' leans more heavily into the philosophical questions raised by its premise, though not at the expense of being any less entertaining or human...'Jessica' carves out its niche in inquiries about the consciousness, and any violence is emotional...A memory worth adding to your own neural network."
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