Photo Flash: First Look at UNCANNY VALLEY at Capital Stage

As part of the National New Play Network's Rolling World Premiere, Capital Stage will bring its 10th anniversary season to a close with UNCANNY VALLEY by Thomas Gibbons. Called "Deeply absorbing," and "Cerebrally challenging" by The Washington Post, the production features Capital Stage veteran Michael Wiles (THE REAL THING, HEDDA GABLER, SOMEONE WHO'LL WATCH OVER ME, MASTER CLASS, FAT PIG) and CapStage newcomer Jessica Powell. UNCANNY VALLEY will be directed by Producing ArtisticDirector Jonathan Williams (TRIBES, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY, DYING CITY). UNCANNY VALLEY will run from June 17 through July 19, with a Press Opening on Saturday June 20, 2015.

THE PLAY Drawing on current research in artificial intelligence, robotics, and the possibility of "downloading" human consciousness as a means of extending the human lifespan, UNCANNY VALLEY charts the relationship between Claire, a neuroscientist, and Julian, a non-biological human. Thomas Gibbons' new play explores the painful divide between creator and creation, the inherent unpredictability of consciousness, and how we are redefining what it means to be human in the 21st century.

Photos by Charr Crail

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Photo Flash: First Look at UNCANNY VALLEY at Capital Stage
Jessica Powell & Michael Patrick Wiles

Photo Flash: First Look at UNCANNY VALLEY at Capital Stage
Jessica Powell & Michael Patrick Wiles

Photo Flash: First Look at UNCANNY VALLEY at Capital Stage
Jessica Powell & Michael Patrick Wiles

Photo Flash: First Look at UNCANNY VALLEY at Capital Stage
Jessica Powell & Michael Patrick Wiles



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