Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Beverly O'Neill Theater
300 E Ocean BL, Long Beach, CA 90802
Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons A humorous and chilling jaunt into the future. "...cerebrally challenging... Gibbons Creates a fascinating scenario... consider whether like the Tin Man, a manufactured being might actually someday possess a heart"- Washington Post Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics, UNCANNY VALLEY charts the relationship between Clair, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a non-biological human. As Julian is "born" a few body parts at a time over the course of the play, Claire teaches him how to be as human as possible. UNCANNY VALLEY explores the painful divide between creator and creation, and how we are redefining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.