• Perfect Blue
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Perfect Blue

Event Times:

Jul 14th – Jul 23rd 2017

Price:

$20 General

$15 Student, Senior, Industry

Description:

Written by G. S. Watson

Directed by David O'Connor

Designed by Jorge Cousineau

 

With Emma Gibson & Harry Smith

 

This award-winning new play is set in the Near Future, some years after the beginning of The Sixth Great Extinction. Huge biotech firms have found a way to replace lost species with genetic reproductions. But now a war rages between nations—a war that targets particular species in particular regions to destabilize the food chain—weaponizing the planet's ecology for commercial and territorial gain. Carys, a British scientist working for one of the giant biotechs in the US, communicates with her husband Michael, in the UK, via a transatlantic link. But as their personal relationship deteriorates so too does the situation in the UK, forcing Carys to make a terrible decision.

 

In production, the actors perform in different countries simultaneously, with the husband in London projected onto our Philadelphia stage. The two actors communicate via live-streaming video technology, with both performing in real time. 

 

Major support for Perfect Blue has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, with additional support from The Barra Foundation, The Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Wyncote Foundation, and The Puffin Foundation.