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Mr. Rogers vs A. I. 

Semi-Finalist, Garry Marshall Theatre, New Works Festival, CA
Developed by the Thunder River Theatre Company

The story compares the idyllic world of Mr. Rogers to the apocalyptic anxieties of modern reality.George and Martha, two short attention span multitasking I-phone junkies, post an abusive drama review on  YouTube. Their antics get over a million hits, and the play closes. The playwright seeks them out, holds them hostage, and forces them to mono-task by having a face-to-face conversation as if they were in a play. Although this is not a musical, this comedy has songs like “Stanislavsky Gave Me Herpes.” The result is a fast-paced farce about how technology and A.I. have rewiredour brains.

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