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AUGUST 2019 | Volume 182


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A.I. Love You
by Melanie Anne Ball
Exit Productions
Studio 16, 1555 W. 7th Ave.
Sept. 6-14

Exit Productions brings you the thrilling return of the hit production A.I. Love You as part of the 2019 Vancouver Fringe Festival.

A “choose your own story” exploration of the developing boundaries between humans and artificial intelligence which lets the audience decide: should the will of a robot ever override the will of a human?

Adam and April are a regular twenty something couple, very nearly blissfully generic, aside from one important detail - one of the pair is an ‘artificially intelligent companion’, tailor made for the other. They were hopelessly happy until unexpected health concerns began looming over their relationship. Plunging into a chaotic battle of ethics and emotions and grieving for what they haven’t yet lost, they remain divided about how long an artificially intelligent partner should suffer a hopeless future on behalf of their beloved.

Casting the audience as the ‘Creative Biolife Ethical Steering Committee’ gives them the challenge to decide the fate of the couple. Who lives and who dies is controlled by the power of their vote. The show explores themes of terminal illness and end-of-life care, abusive relationships, group decision making, and the ethics of robotics. A.I. Love You is “an hour of thrilling debate” (West End Wilma) which explores the unique complications introduced by the artificially intelligent nature of a union, and asks for heart-breaking decisions about life and death that linger long after the lights have gone up.

Exit Productions is a games based interactive theatre company that brings shows alive through audience involvement. We have so far sparked Revolutions, fixed boxing matches and been the first colonists on Mars. We are now reviving a past hit show as it perfectly fits the company ethos of giving audience control over the performance. Exit Productions is committed to posing questions, rather than presenting answers.

★★★★★ Spy in the Stalls
★★★★ “Emotionally charged, deeply moving piece... I was left with goosebumps”- West End Wilma
★★★★ The Peg     
★★★★ London Pub Theatres

Written by  Melanie Anne Ball

Directed by  Joe Ball - Artistic Director of Exit Productions

Sound by Nick Murray

Performed by Peter Dewhurst and Fiona Hardy

Peter and Fiona are both English actors making the move to Vancouver. They will be staying on after the fringe to make the city their home, and would be delighted to talk to any press after the show.

Produced by Exit Productions Limited

Age guidance: 15+ Strong Language and Adult Themes
Running time: 60 minutes, no interval

Shows: September 6th 5:00pm, 8th 7:30pm, 9th 9:45pm, 12th 6:30pm, 13th 9:45pm, 14th 2:30pm
Tickets: $15
Studio 16

For more information, interviews or images please contact exitproductionsltd@gmail.com

For enquiries during the fringe festival please contact dewhurstpeter@hotmail.co.uk



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