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Around The O Article: Summer Soup

July 28 and 29

The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence by Madeleine George, directed by Nelson Barre

FINALIST! Pulitzer Prize for Drama – 2014

WINNER! John Gassner Award – 2014


Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone; unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love. These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale) dedicated to the people—and machines—upon which we all depend. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.


August 25 and 26:

Gnit written by Will Eno and directed by Tricia Rodley.

Is laziness the opposite of love? Is the search for the Self for total nobodies? These are questions posed through the prolific pen of Will Eno, one of America’s leading contemporary playwrights, whose talents for playful idiosyncratic language shine through in Gnit. Watch closely as Peter Gnit, a funny-enough but so-so specimen of humanity, makes a lifetime of bad decisions, on the search for his True Self, which is disintegrating while he searches. A rollicking and very cautionary tale about, among other things, how the opposite of love is laziness. Gnit is a faithful, unfaithful, and willfully American misreading of Henrik Ibsen’sPeer Gynt, a 19th century Norwegian play which is famous for all the wrong reasons. Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.