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The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118
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1 stars
The entrance to the theatre is around the back. Facing the building, go right. You will not be able to access it if you go left..
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"On Ego"
27 ratings
4.1 average rating
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27 reviews
5 stars
attended Mar 30 2012

This is a very interesting play, very well acted. My companion and I spent quite a lot of time discussing it after the performance -- to me the hallmark of a good play.

The space is intimate and a bit out of the way, but the directions from the...continued

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11 stars
attended Apr 12 2012

The play was...interesting - a little strange, but then, it was sci-fi.

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15 reviews
0 stars
attended Apr 13 2012

Very interesting play in a unique venue. The play was extremely thought-provoking and my girlfriend and I talked about it all the way home. The acting was phenomenal and heart-wrenching although some aspects of the science definitely went over...continued

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What are we? Skin, bone and a hundred billion brain cells? Or is there something more? How does the conscious “you” clamber from the numb darkness of the brain box out into a world of people and places, pleasure and pain, love and loss? 

On Ego, by Mick Gordon and Paul Broks, asks “how does the kilo and a half of meat you call your brain become your mind?” 

When a lecturer named Alex is in a teleportation demonstration gone awry, creating two versions of Alex, he is faced with how to define what makes him him. Derek, his father in law, and scientific colleague, is determined to set the scales right, which means only one Alex can exist. 

His wife, Alice, is diagnosed with a Butterfly Glioma: a brain tumor that results in Capgras Syndrome, a disease with symptoms similar to late stage Alzheimer, and renders her unable to recognize any Alex at all.