“This delicate, ingenious play is about identity. Are we who we say we are? Or who we’re told we are? Both, though the heartiest put stock in the former rather than the latter,” remarks reviewer David Patrick Steams of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
This two-man play, written by Thomas Gibbons, questions the powers of science and the human brain – just because we have the knowledge and power of science behind us, does that mean that we should use that power? Sally Mercer plays a scientist, at the forefront, yet older end of her field, and Frank X plays the research project, the robot with “adult intelligence but little knowledge, much awareness but no experience.”
“The well-investigated production directed by Seth Rozin walks as many fine lines as the script. At first, I wondered whether Sally Mercer was too unscarred to be a retirement-age researcher. But while maintaining ultra-professional restraint, Mercer somehow ages before our eyes as her sorrows multiply. Frank X delivers a masterful metamorphosis from cipher to worldly billionaire with hugely resourceful use of vocal color. But his hallmark is where words stop and implication begins. How many actors so eloquently think on stage?”
To read the full review, follow the link to the Philadelphia Inquirer’s article HERE.