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The Singularity

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Virago Theatre Company, dedicated to producing new work by Bay Area writers, and the Flea, downtown beacon for bold and inventive work, present the New York premiere of a futuristic comedy set in a lunatic world. More…

Astrid wants a baby bad but she’s on her last egg, and the only available sperm donors are bat-shit crazy. Jetting from an ex-veterinary clinic reeking of cabbage to the absolute edge of the universe, she’s gotta get some before her clock runs out! Even if it means taking matter…into her own hands.

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August 2nd, 2015
"I was thoroughly engaged by the first half of the play, but I found the tonal switch to sci-fi to be jarring, and the ending unsatisfying. No explanation or justification is given for Astrid’s actions in the final third of the play. In addition, the scenes with the scientist feel disproportionat...
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August 1st, 2015
"'The Singularity' is most successful when playwright Jackson embraces the strangeness of the world she has created. This is true in larger narrative senses, such as with the human/dark matter hybrid that the play creates...Ultimately, this daring bit of stage futurism fails to live up to its con...
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July 31st, 2015
"The problem with this show is twofold. We never care about Astrid and the show has no pay off...Amy Fowkes directs this show inconsistently, with this piece neither coming off as real or farcical...Ms. Jackson’s play has moments where she taps into something relevant and thought provoking, but s...
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August 1st, 2015
"Funny, sometimes delightfully campy, but sometimes enervating...There’s a lot to admire in the production besides the cast. Director Amy Fowkes makes creative use of Mikel Glass’s vivid sets...Though I left wishing for more tonal consistency and a more satisfying ending, I’m glad I went to see '...
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