futura: Sci-Fi Drama About the Loss of the Printed Word
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The last date listed for futura was Sunday March 27, 2011 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Gerding Theater at the Armory - Ellyn Bye Studio
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A little-known American hero steps into the spotlight in playwright Jeanne Sakata's eloquent one-man… More
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Good acting, especially by the protagonist, and an interesting premise. Couldn't have expected any more from a small production like this
Quotes & Highlights
“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.