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The Factory Theatre
791 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02118
617-817-6600
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4.1 / 5 Rated by 27 members
Review from Goldstar Member
8 events 5 reviews

“On Ego” is a thought provoking production while being overall very entertaining. When the initial monologue kept going on and on I was getting a bit nervous as I was afraid that the all show was going to be a one-man show, which is very difficult...continued

reviewed Apr 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Itchycat1
69 events 28 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 30 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from ljf
35 events 22 reviews

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

reviewed Apr 12 2012 report as inappropriate
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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. 

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