"Uncanny Valley" at ICT

Friday, April 21, 2017 - 8:00pm to Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 2:00pm


Los Angeles premiere of Uncanny Valley — What does it mean to be human? Playwright Thomas Gibbons explores the inherent unpredictability of consciousness, as well as ethical questions about our own mortality and how far we’ll go to live forever, in what The Washington Post describes as a “fascinating [and] cerebrally challenging” new play about artificial intelligence. Sometime in the not-too-distant future, a neuroscientist works closely with an artificial being to teach him how to become more human and to grow beyond the “uncanny valley” — a term used to describe the discomfort we feel when we see electronic recreations of human beings that are oh-so-close, but just not quite right.

• Written by Thomas Gibbons
• Directed and produced by caryn desai [sic]
• Starring Susan Denaker and Jacob Sidney
• Presented by International City Theatre

Previews: April 19 and April 20 at 8 p.m.
Performances: April 21 – May 7
Wednesday at 8 p.m.: April 19 only (preview)
Thursdays at 8 p.m.: April 20 (preview), 27; May 4
Fridays at 8 p.m.: April 21 (Opening Night), 28; May 5
Saturdays at 8 p.m.: April 22, 29; May 6
Sundays at 2 p.m.: April 23, 30; May 7

Long Beach Performing Arts Center
330 East Seaside Way
Long Beach, CA 90802

562-436-4610 or www.InternationalCityTheatre.org

• Opening Night (April 21): $55 (includes post-show reception at Utopia Restaurant)
• Saturdays and Sundays: $49
• Thursdays and Friday (except April 21): $47
• Previews: $35


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