BUILD

By Michael Golamco
Directed by Lisa Mallette
Jan. 22-Feb. 22, 2015
Thurs.-Sat. at 8 p.m. Sun. (starting Feb. 1) at 2 p.m.
One Wednesday performance, on Feb. 18, at 8 p.m.
No performance on Jan. 25.

Meet the current hotshots in video-game design: Will is the sellout, a well-attired, Ferrari-driving office-hound; Kip is keeping it real, working from home in a bathrobe and three-day beard. Together, they’re working on the sequel to their virally popular video game — but Kip is more interested in the creative potential of his game engine, and in the female Artificial Intelligence that he has developed on the sly. (Never mind that this sexy and insightful A.I. looks just like Kip’s late wife.) This Northern California Premiere explores the conflicting perceptions of engineering as art, and engineering as business — and the overriding notion that love is the code that makes sense of it all.
 

 

“Bizarre and innovative.”  -The Huffington Post

 


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