futura: Sci-Fi Drama About the Loss of the Printed Word
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Every relationship tells a story -- even those that don't last. Written by Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown (Parade, 13), this two-person tale chronicles the marriage between an up-and-coming New York novelist and a struggling actress. Told entirely through exuberant and heartrending songs, it's the story of the couple's five-year relationship, from the first thrilling pangs of new love to their final, painful separation. However, there's a twist: Jamie relives the relationship from beginning to end, while Cathy relates their story in reverse, from end to beginning. Their "times" intersect only once, signaled by a poignant duet on their wedding day. It's a powerful and intimate story that's been staged across the U.S. and internationally since its Chicago premiere in 2001. Learn More
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“Nothing in future feels thoughtless: from the Multi-touch-like motions with which Larsen manipulates her presentation to the smashed electronics, broken for fear of bugging, that fill the terrorist hideout. With the help of Mimi Lien’s origamilike scenic design and Casi Pacilio’s buzzing soundscape, Fagan achieves the solidity of place that so often evades theatrical sci-fi.” —_Willamette Week _
“Harrison’s vision of a totalitarian global corporation controlling information is hardly a new conceit, but he uses it effectively to make us think about the way seemingly mundane changes to the way we communicate can affect intellectual freedom, privacy and meaning.” —The Oregonian
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By Jordan Harrison
Directed by Kip Fagan
Jordan Harrison’s last trip to PCS launched a gender-bending, Drammy Award-winning hit with Act a Lady.
This time he returns with a different axe to grind: the future of the words you are reading right now. And “futura”? Well, it’s a font; it’s a love story; but ultimately it’s one rogue professor’s quest to avenge her missing husband – and the lost art of ink on paper.