59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes The Active Theater with the NYC premiere of TWO POINT OH, written by Jeffrey Jackson and directed by Michael Unger. TWO POINT OH begins performances on Thursday, October 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. Press opening is Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday and Saturday at 8:30 PM; Sunday at 3:30 PM. Please note, the performance on Sunday, October 6 is at 7:30 PM, there is no matinee that day. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $18 ($12.60 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.
Elliot Leeds is dead—or is he? A pioneering software mogul, Elliot makes headlines one last time when his private jet plunges into the Pacific. Three months later, his grief-stricken widow discovers Elliot’s greatest creation: a virtual-reality simulation of himself that he masterminded before his demise. Programmed with the most advanced artificial intelligence, thousands of hours of his recorded thoughts and speech, and a digital re-creation of his face and body, “Elliot 2.0” is a talking, thinking, virtual soul. Powered by a network of supercomputers housed in secret underground vaults, Elliot can answer questions, hold conversations, and even share memories. Begging the question: Is Elliot really dead?
This fascinating glimpse into the implications of singularity on human society received its world premiere at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, where it was called “compelling" and “gripping," and “one of the most thought-provoking plays of the season” by the Detroit Free Press.
The cast features Jack Noseworthy (Broadway's Sweet Smell of Success, upcoming Killing Kennedy), Karron Graves (Coram Boy on Broadway), James Ludwig (Spamalot and Little Shop of Horrors on Broadway), Antoinette LaVecchia (A View from the Bridge on Broadway), and Michael Sean McGuinness (The Three Sisters at the Pearl).
The design team includes Adam Koch (scenic design); Herrick Goldman (lighting design); Victoria Delorio (composer/sound design); Kristin Fiebig (costume design); and David Bengali (media/projection design). The Production Stage Manager is Alison Hassman.