October 14th, 2013
Death Did Not Part Them, and Some People Don’t Like It
"The production, buoyantly directed by Michael Unger, has crack technical contributions, including a digital wall from the scenic designer, Kris Stone, and David Bengali’s projections, which enable Mr. Noseworthy, on a huge monitor, to interact with other actors via a live video feed from offstage. Mr. Noseworthy himself is a fascinating blend of boyish charm and blindered techno-fanaticism. But the show’s beating heart is Ms. Graves, who reminds us that technological wonders can never approach the warmth of human performance."
- from NewYorkTimes.com (read the full article)
October 14th, 2013
Two Point Oh - Review
"...it addresses the very real idea of seeking immortality through artificial intelligence. Coming at a time when people are essentially interacting with virtual echoes of their friends through social media, Two Point Oh is a timely look at a classic science fiction theme."
- from TheaterForNerds.com (read the full article)
October 10th, 2013
Two Point Oh Review: Life After Death as a Computer
"...But 'Two Point Oh', directed by Michael Unger and presented by The Active Theater through October 20, is largely a satisfying work of theater. The play explores the implications of a virtual human being, as does Elliot himself, in the best tradition of sci-fi masters like Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke...
...Does his over-reaching prove his lack of humanity — or demonstrate just how similar our machines are to their programmers?"
- from NewYorkTheater.me (read the full article)
October 9th, 2013
Two Point Oh
"In Jeffrey Jackson’s Two Point Oh, Elliot Leeds (Jack Noseworthy) is a billionaire software designer whose plane crashes while in mid-argument (via teleconference) with his wife Melanie (Karron Graves). Melanie has only begun to plumb the depths of her grief when a mysterious package arrives: a disk with instructions in Elliot’s handwriting. Following them, Melanie activates what is perhaps Elliot’s greatest creation: a self-aware, software-based simulation of himself. Is this truly his final “gift” for Melanie (as the virtual Elliot insists), merely a clever toy (as Elliot’s estranged business partner Ben Robbins [James Ludwig] suspects), or something far more powerful — and dangerous?..."
- from NYTheaterNow.com (read the full article)
October 9th, 2013
2.0 Brings a Updated View to Life
"...a fascinating new play. It is based on a futuristic premise, but addresses the current problem people have trying to connect with each other. Science Fiction is one of the hardest genres to do well in the theater, but TWO_POINT_OH handles it beautifully. Much of the credit has to go to the cast and creative crew that bring a future both immediate and believable..."
- from ReviewsOffBroadway.com (read the full article)
October 8th, 2013
Two Point Oh - Love in the Time of Technology
"Two Point Oh, by Jeffrey Jackson, is a truly fascinating play, tailor made for the Information Technology world we live in, yet very much an old-fashioned morality tale. It raises serious issues – about technology, about marriage — but in a humorous, often satiric, way, and takes its audience on an intriguing journey full of surprises..."
- from WomanAroundTown.com (read the full article)
September 3rd, 2013
Jack Noseworthy to Star in TWO POINT OH NY Debut at 59E59, 10/3-20
"59E59 Theaters welcomes The Active Theater with the NYC premiere of TWO POINT OH, written by Jeffrey Jackson and directed by Michael Unger. TWO POINT OH begins performances on Thursday, October 3 for a limited engagement through Sunday, October 20. Press opening is Wednesday, October 9 at 7:30 PM...
This fascinating glimpse into the implications of singularity on human society received its world premiere at the Detroit Repertory Theatre, where it was called "compelling" and "gripping," and "one of the most thought-provoking plays of the season" by the Detroit Free Press..."
- from BroadwayWorld.com (read the full article)