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The Chinese Room

July 13 - July 23 | Nikos Stage
2016 Season

By Michael West
Directed by James Macdonald
With Carson Elrod, Sue Jean Kim, Brían F. O’Byrne, Laila Robins, Elliot Trainor

World Premiere

Obie Award-winner James Macdonald directs this sci-fi comedy thriller by Irish playwright Michael West. A visionary in the field of artificial intelligence, Frank (Brían F. O’Byrne) has built a humandroid to preserve his wife Lily’s (Laila Robins) memory — because she is losing hers. But when he is ousted from the company he founded, he must race to save his life’s work. As Frank scrambles to protect his property, his legacy and the technology he invented, the play examines how far we will go to preserve what we love.

The Chinese Room runs 2 hours and 20 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

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Kristen Johanson & Tom Green
Todd & Wendy Jick



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