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Uncanny Valley
The Restless Artists Theatre
sparks, NV
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Uncanny Valley
Thomas Gibbons brilliant new play draws on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics. UNCANNY VALLEY charts the relationship between Claire, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a non-biological human. As Julian is born a few body parts at a time over the course of the play, Claire teaches him how to be as human as possible: mirroring peoples speech, engaging in small-talk, playing a musical instrument. Their deepening friendship and Julians growing humanity lead to the revelations of an unhealed sorrow in Claires personal life and, ultimately, the purpose for which Julian has been created. UNCANNY VALLEY explores the painful divide between creator and creation, the inherent unpredictability of consciousness, and how we are redefining what it means to be human in the twenty-first century.  A question of what is human in life, work or heart.  
Gibbons creates a fascinating scenario Washington Post.

Thomas Gibbonss futuristic two-hander UNCANNY VALLEY [;;is];; a techno take on the Pinocchio story: [;;Julian];; is only a simulated human, and there may be a void where his ethical compass ought to be. But were sort of rooting for him just the same. NY Times.

[;;A];; riveting exploration of robotics and the relationship between the creator and the creationThe reversals and inversions explored in UNCANNY VALLEY play tricks with your head But what does that mean? Is feeling and emotion what makes us human? Or is it the act of creationto take an idea, a divine spark and make it real?


The Restless Artists Theatre (View)
295 20th street
sparks, NV 89503
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



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