One Day When We Are All Robots | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

One Day When We Are All Robots Recommended Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Fridays. Continues through Sept. 5 2014

Much of the ensemble-written and -performed material in Chicago Slam Works' new poetry-performance piece complicates and upends our understanding of what it means to be a 21st-century human(-bot) and makes those considerations fresh. Among their subjects: the absurdity of Tinder; the limited appeal of a singing GPS; Craigslist dating, circa 2006; a woman's inability to ask for help, despite her omnipresence on social media. Many of these are funny in a sketch comedy way, but moments of earnest questing throughout lead to a final celebration of old-fashioned human contact, where the very act of touching and being touched becomes revolutionary—and so, too, does the act of sitting in an audience, witnessing talent and vulnerability become art. —Suzanne Scanlon

Price: $20

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