Ed, Downloaded, is a multimedia production with a futuristic set. This play, written by Michael Mitnick, invites the audience to question their attitude towards life and death.
The small cast of three characters never feels dull or wanting as the story is intelligent and forward-driven from the first scene to the last. The beautifully executed set feels at times like a fourth character. The interaction between the actors and their environment is a key element to the story and the fusion could not be more elegant. The reflective mirrors in the Foreveries (the location where memories are stored and human minds are downloaded) welcomes the faces of the audience to be a part of the set and see themselves within the continuum of glowing memory boxes.
The story unfolds as a love triangle between a dying man, Ed, and his two loves, Selene and Ruby. Selene is Ed’s fiancé and main care-giver while Ruby is “the other woman.” Ruby knows nothing of Ed’s illness and allows Ed to continue to act as a man with his whole life ahead of him. Selene is profiled as a controlling and hardhearted woman. Annie Purcell’s performance as Selene is strong and allows the audience to relax, confident in her ability to carry the story of her character. All three actors interact with the set and each other in a way that allows the audience to be wholly involved and concerned with the troubles the characters are facing.
After the performance there is a question and answer session. Everyone is welcome to stay and have a discussion with the actors and others involved in the production of the play. Running at the Ricketson Theater through mid February this multimedia performance is both entertaining and thought provoking.
January 11, 2013 – February 17, 2013
The Ricketson Theater
Denver Performing Arts Complex
1400 Curtis Street
Denver, CO 80202
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