Jessica NYC Reviews and Tickets

(30 Reviews)
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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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50 Reviews | 10 Followers
Clever, Edgy, Intelligent, Entertaining, Disappointing

See it if Like mysteries and dramas about the future

Don't see it if Don't like mysteries and abrupt endings

67 Reviews | 33 Followers
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You want to see a riveting, creepy, very entertaining production that’s also affordable.

Don't see it if Artificial intelligence or small productions isn’t your thing. Read more

64 Reviews | 22 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Intelligent, Intense, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in how technology changes us. Also artificial intelligence, robotics, mental illness, and the dilemmas they all cause.

Don't see it if you need a polished production with fancy everything, you don't care about technology, you don't want to have to think. Read more

92 Reviews | 15 Followers
Clever, Thought-provoking, Great staging, Resonant

See it if you like mind-bending, thoughtful science fiction examining issues of humanity & technology in microcosm. It made good use of a small space.

Don't see it if you're looking for the fun, lighthearted escapism that often comes with science fiction on stage. Also, the quality of acting varies.

90 Reviews | 32 Followers
Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if You're interested in AI and sci-fi. Gripping story which moves pretty quickly.

Don't see it if it's already closed so it's too late anyway. Read more

101 Reviews | 31 Followers
Clever, Great acting, Ambitious, Great writing, Thought-provoking

See it if Creative, thought provoking theatre with great acting and an interesting story

Don't see it if you want something light and fluffy. Read more

748 Reviews | 237 Followers
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.

79 Reviews | 18 Followers
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Clever, Ambitious

See it if you're interesting in sci-fi and artificial intelligence and want to see a very solid, smart new play.

Don't see it if you aren't interested in taking a chance on a new indie off-off thing. Read more

Critic Reviews (4)
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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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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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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