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Freshworks: Jack Data
February 11 @ 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until February 11, 2018
An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday and Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2018
6 – 11 Feb 2018
Tue – Sat: 8pm
Venue: 505 Theatre @ Eliza
Theatre Company: Freshworks @ 505
As part of the Freshworks short, sharp season of experimental and new works at The Old 505 Theatre, Road Train Productions will present the Australian workJack Data.
Set in the not too distant future, the play opens on Alice’s thirty-first birthday when her overbearing mother presents her with Jack Data, a “perfect man” robot, with reproductive options.
At first Alice is horrified, but agrees to keep Jack soon after discovering that he cooks and cleans and “if you take off his shoe he turns into a Hoover”.
Jack Data is a comedic look into our future, to a time when robots become a viable substitute for human intimacy.
This play is not so much a cautionary tale about technology as a cautionary tale about human behaviour, and reminds us what it means to be human.
Amelia Tranter, Mathias Olofsson, Christine Greenough, Richard Cotter, Julian Ramundi and Elly Hiranni Clapin
$30 Adults / $20 Concession, Industry & Under 30