Science Fiction Double Feature [New Play & Concert]
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Storyteller and solo performer, L. Nicol Cabe, imagines how biology and technology will smash together in “Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans”: Artificial Intelligence is on the way, and it will be powerful. What happens to us when it arrives? How will it perceive humanity? Can it learn … to love? After getting hit on by a chatbot, one horny science fiction nerd is on a quest to make it with a new AI overlord. The latest from Cabe playfully explores a meeting of minds, one digital, and one organic. The show combines true stories, real conversations, and, of course, nerdy references. When the artificial intelligence rises, how will we greet it? Adelaide Fringe Festival 2019 audiences raved that Effing Robots “deftly weaves comedic storytelling with some serious science communication” into “a one-woman show that is part girly-chat, part TED talk.”
Banjo ballardeer, Aaron J. Shay, combines folk music inspiration with space-faring adventure in “Apocalypse Songs”: Captain Redacted, a resident of a distant future, was sent to explore alternate universes and document his findings in original songs and poetic stories. This show takes audiences to many fantastical places, from sunken towers under monster-infested seas, to cyber-punk rock clubs in foggy mega-cities, all while exploring the nature of discovery and its power to change us (if we let it). This unique and interactive show is part concert, part theater, part storytelling, and all adventure! Fans of folk singers, science jokes, and speculative fiction will find something to enjoy. Audiences have described it as ‘cheerful, gentle, jaunty and filled with wonder,’ and ‘Pete Seeger meets David Bowie!’
This show's cocktail: Two Become One
About the performers:
L. Nicol Cabe is a science fiction writer, performer, and general nerd. She has won awards at PortFringe Festival, Rogue Festival, and Tampa International Fringe Festivals for her work. In her home base of Seattle, Washington, Cabe directs and dramaturgs new shows, primarily sci-fi, but sometimes other works, too!
Aaron J. Shay is a native of the Pacific Northwest based in Seattle, a city in and of itself brimming with techno-futurism, off-beat culture, and rugged frontier history. With his chosen instruments of banjo and ukulele, Shay strikes an unusual figure for a singer-songwriter, especially when clad in his Captain Redacted costume: a bright blue jumpsuit covered in astronaut patches. Earnest and charismatic, he delights in leading sing-alongs and stomp-alongs so catchy that one can’t help but join the fun!
- Cover Charge$15$150$0
- Ballard Resident Cover Charge$13.50$13.500$0
- Member Cover Charge$12$120$0