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Eternal Thou

Atwater Village Theatre
3269 Casitas Ave Atwater Village

Written from the perspective of sentient technology and set in a mysterious telecommunication chamber, the five central characters of the play dive in and out of the unwieldy signals of The Internet trying to reprogram its central code and thereby protect it from outside forces that threaten its survival. Will their ongoing tampering with this vital communication system create a “butterfly effect” that brings humanity closer together or will they ultimately redefine the very nature of human existence? “CRITIC’S PICK,” BACKSTAGE WEST – “It's as though Martha Clarke discovered a previously unknown time-traveling play by Samuel Beckett and collaborated with Blue Man Group to create ‘Eternal Thou.’ Director-playwright-producer Matthew McCray has challenged the multifarious inner reaches of his imagination and poured his heart into birthing this cautionary literary love letter to the Internet.” – Travis Holder

Thru - Apr 29, 2012

Mondays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 5:00pm



Price: $22

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 323-644-1929

www.ensemblestudiotheatrela.org


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  Review Round-Up

LA Weekly - Recommended

"...McCray’s staging blurs the distinctions between the actors-as-tech-components and actors-as-people, so that the production is fuzzier than the play. The production is so sleek, I find myself sliding off its many, many surfaces."
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Steven Leigh Morris


Backstage - Recommended

"...Director-playwright-producer Matthew McCray has challenged the multifarious inner reaches of his imagination and poured his heart into birthing this cautionary literary love letter to the Internet."
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Travis Michael Holder


LAist - Recommended

"...McCray’s work is an impressive hot mess of aesthetic wonderful and far-reaching thought-scapess staged through a thoroughly deft cast."
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Mialka Bonadonna Morano


Opening the Curtain - Recommended

"...Matt McCray distinguishes himself with Eternal Thou as one of the most inventive and, pardon the pun, plugged-in theater makers in LA. He’ll leave you thinking about that iPhone in your pocket a little differently."
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Anthony Byrnes


Hollywood Progressive - Recommended

"...But the issues it discusses are critical to our society, the multimedia pageantry is utterly engaging, and, hey, you’re sitting there reading this review on an online publication over the Internet, so you’re a member of its target audience. You better see it."
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Dick Price


Thomas Hampton Reviews - Somewhat Recommended

"...Eternal Thou at Atwater Village Theatre desperately attempts to breathe life into a discussion/ lecture on the importance of network neutrality. Even with the incredible video, sound, and lighting, this show is a difficult piece that takes a subject that is all about interaction and serves it up in a cold, technical way that keeps the audience at a distance from the work on stage."
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Howard Cohen



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