Company of Fools Play Reading: Lifestyle of the Richard and Family

Sat, Oct 19th, 2:00pm
Oct
19
Sat

2:00pm

next week

The Community Library

415 Spruce Ave, Ketchum, ID 83340, USA

(208) 726-9491

Lifestyle of the Richard and Family 
Oct 18, 2019 at 7:00pm, The Liberty Theatre
Oct 19, 2019 at 2:00pm, Community Library, Ketchum
Free! (Suggested online donation $10)
Written by Roslyn Helper in collaboration with SwiftKey Note
Directed by Jana Arnold

David values a full-time job and a gym membership, and is having an affair with Clare. Maree prefers to do her shopping online and has a drinking problem. Jimmy has just returned from “the other side.” And Sarah is a teen goth who likes welding. The story starts in a living room and ends in the deepest reaches of the black hole that is the internet.

This poetically absurd modern drama takes our most familiar truths and our most popular aspirations to a level of strangeness beyond comprehension – but is it a point of no return? Playwright Roslyn Helper partnered with a predictive text AI program to create a theatrical “algorithm” that asks us to consider the increasing role that AI plays, and will play, in our cultural lives. The performance will be followed by a discussion on the future of AI and cultural expression.

Written by Roslyn Helper in collaboration with SwiftKey Note
Directed by Jana Arnold

Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Marketplaces: From Open Air to Online, August 30–November 8, 2019.

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