Already closed | 1h 30m | West Village

Jessica

From 30 member  reviews
Members say: 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. More…

In 2013 Jessica vanished. Now her closest friends are reconstructing her with cutting-edge technology to try and track her down. They prime the android with memories from Jessica's past, but it's clear that their stories don't add up. As her friends fight for ownership over an artificial Jessica, the android listens, learns, and plays along. Suddenly the line between robot and real life is very, very thin.

1h 30m | Already closed | IRT Theater (West Village)

Member Reviews (30)

MEMBERS SAY:

Thought-provoking, Clever, Relevant, Great acting, Intelligent
76
Avg Score

During previews
85
Great acting, Great staging, Relevant

See it if If you want to see a very good new show with the potential to be great.

Don't see it if If you only want to see shows fully ready to reach the next level.

Also Emily Jackson's direction is brilliant. The weak scene transitions tha... Read more Read less

During previews
66
Entertaining, Refreshing, Confusing, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a fresh story about a new topic

Don't see it if still needs some work; ending could be better

During previews
80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great writing, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like interesting, well-told stories by extremely capable performers. You can put up with a few minor plot holes and confusing moments.

Don't see it if You like only hyper-realistic plays or can't live without a clear, unambiguous ending. You will be upset by discussions of mental illness.

Also Adult language. Some discussion of "sex robots." Probably appropriate ... Read more Read less

During previews
84
Clever, Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if You like thought provoking smaller productions, and are interested in how artificial intelligence could impact our personal lives.

Don't see it if Spoiler alert--If you have trouble watching shows that deal with how depression and probable suicide can affect friends and family.

During previews
73
Intelligent, Absorbing, Thought-provoking

See it if You are looking for a thought provoking show.

Don't see it if You are expecting a lavish production.


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 ...
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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 ...
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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. I...
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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...
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