April 13, 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 PM (Doors at 7) // Matinees on April 15 & 16 at 2 PM (Doors at 1:30) // $20 // $15 Students & Seniors
Sports of Nature takes a humorous look at the serious subjects of AI, human obsolescence, and the pending hybridization of humans and computers. You know, "the chip" we're all about to have implanted in our brains! The characters, two cellphones, an iPod, a flip phone, and a human being set up some silly fun, but the play definitely raises ethical questions about how we deal with technology in our lives.
Is this the Anthropocene, the Technocene, or simply of the unholy alliance between human and machine? This play explores the promise and absurdity of how we use rapidly evolving technology – a romp through the dawdling ethics guiding our lives.
Saturday and Sunday matinees begin at 2 PM, with doors at 1:30 PM, and include a panel discussion on tech ethics after the play.
Sports of Nature is written by poet and playwright Shaun Gant, who has produced work for Montana stages since the early 90's and is a staple of the theatre scene in Missoula. Alex Kowalchik, local theatre maker, and co-owner of ShowTyme Academy, directs the world premiere of Sports of Nature. The show is the first offering from his production company ZDK. Third Ear Productions, long a champion of local independent playwrights in Missoula, partners with ZDK to present this full length comedy.
The cast of Sports includes veteran stage, TV, and film actors Nathan Adkins, Jackie Vetter, Emily Branch, Annika Charlson, and Sam Orr. The show is managed by Jensen Hill, costumed by Melissa Moss-Larson, and lighting/set designed by Markus Paminger.
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