Much Better, a new play by Elisabeth Frankel
In an overconnected, information-saturated world, Ashley is struggling. Diagnosed with a condition known as hyperempathy, she finds it difficult to hold a job, maintain relationships, and otherwise cope with the emotional demands of her everyday life. When Ashley is introduced to a new medical procedure known as Neuroclear, she sees a chance to create a new, better version of herselfbut not without putting her humanity at risk. A fresh look into our relationships with the world, technology and our best self, Much Better questions the ethical limits of the use of technology as means for self-improvement.
MUCH BETTER features a cast of emerging Seattle performers, including Alysha Curry in the role of Ashley, Lamar Legend as Dr. Keith, Ali Lawrence as Ashleys best friend Morgan, Nick Ferrucci as Simon, and Garrison Whaley-Sharp in the role of Guy and others. The production includes set design by Angela Alvarez, lighting design by Aaron Tacy, sound & projection design by Charlie Spears, and costume design by Natalie Shih.
Earlier this year, MUCH BETTER emerged as a semi-finalist for the 2017 ONeill National Playwrights Conference, establishing itself as a strong and relevant literary work among over 1,300 plays. Prior to the ONeill Conference, MUCH BETTER was a finalist in the 2016 Drama League Beatrice Terry Residency.
Directed by Henry Nettleton
12TH AVENUE ARTS, STUDIO THEATRE
1620 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122
*Please note, MUCH BETTER includes use of strobe lights and brief sexual moments.
12th Avenue Arts, Studio Theatre (View)
1620 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|