Event Times:Jul 14th – Jul 23rd 2017
$15 Student, Senior, Industry
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.