Sanguine Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Patrick Vermillion’s JESSICA, directed by Emily Jackson at IRT Theater (154 Christopher Street, between Greenwich and Washington, 10014), July 22-August 6 with performances on Saturday, July 22 at 8pm, Sunday, July 23 at 7pm, Tuesday, July 25 at 8pm, Wednesday, July 26 at 8pm, Thursday, July 27 at 8pm, Friday, July 28 at 8pm, Saturday, July 29 at 8pm, Sunday, July 30 at 3pm, Tuesday, August 1 at 8pm, Wednesday, August 2 at 8pm, Thursday, August 3 at 8pm, Friday, August 4 at 8pm, Saturday, August 5 at 8pm, and Sunday, August 6 at 3pm. Tickets ($18) are available online at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2954473 or by calling 1-800-838-3006. The performance will run approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission.
In 2013, Jessica vanished. Now, her closest friends are reconstructing her with cutting-edge technology to try and track her down. They prime the android with memories from Jessica’s past, but it’s clear that their stories don’t add up. As Jessica’s friends fight for ownership over an artificial Jessica, the android listens, learns, and plays along. Suddenly, the line between robot and real life is very, very thin.
Written by a playwright who “daylights” as a software engineer, Jessica dissolves the metallic glamour of traditional science fiction and delivers a jarring encounter with artificial intelligence.
Jessica won Sanguine Theatre Company’s 2017 Project Playwright Festival. The play was chosen from hundreds of submissions to receive its world premiere as part of Sanguine’s 2017 season.
The cast will feature Anna Nemetz (Annotated History of the American Muskrat at the Ice Factory Festival/New Ohio), Alison Scaramella* (Be the Death of Me with The Civilians), Will Sarratt (Omega Kids with New Light Theater Project), Michael Patrick Trimm (Julius Caesar at The Public Theater), and Alli Trussell (Loose Cannon at Soho Playhouse) with Set and Lighting Design by Tyler M. Perry. *Actor appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association.
About the Company: Sanguine Theatre Company
Sanguine Theatre Company is a theatre company committed to the production of uncompromising works that allow a better understanding of ourselves and the world we live in. Sanguine will inspire our community to confront isolation and explore the shared human experience. Our mission is to advance the art of American theatre through the spirit of collaboration, making art accessible to everyone. We believe that the continuation of theatre depends on our ability to enable a greater connection of the world to each other. We pledge to make theatre more accessible, help build relationships, demonstrate our integrity through our work, and provide high quality theatre.
Theater: IRT Theater
Address: 154 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006