Petronella J. Ytsma

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The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence

Every Thu., Fri., and Sat. from April 7-29
7:30 p.m.
Every Sun. from April 15-29
2 p.m.
April 9
2 p.m.
April 12
7:30 p.m.
April 30
2 p.m.
$27-$60
Theater

Eliza, a young woman dissatisfied with her flesh-and-blood partner, is the central character in The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, which ponders just how effectively technology can address humanity’s deeper emotional needs. Can the reassuring reliability of machines offer an alternative to the erratic nature of human relationships? Playwright Madeleine George looks far and wide to find a satisfactory answer, from the Victorian era of Sherlock Holmes to the modern marvel of computer systems like Watson, the IBM that famously bested all human contenders on the game show Jeopardy!. Under the seasoned direction of Leah Cooper, this regional premiere at Park Square features the talents of Kathryn Fumie, H. Adam Harris, and Adam Whisner, each demonstrating that humans still reign on the stage (until robotic thespians come along). 


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