Senexate LLC presents the US Premiere of Andrew Harrison's play THE FUTURE which was much acclaimed in the British press. The production is directed by Paula D'Alessandris, Mind The Gap Theatre's Artistic Director, and features Catherine Gibson, Ilinca Kiss, Claire Sanderson, Fergal Titley, Derrence Washington and StuArt Williams.
THE FUTURE explores our world in twenty or thirty years, when scientists have found a cure for aging. Six friends meet for dinner and discuss reports of this discovery. Initially they do not believe the media hype, but it soon becomes apparent that the wonder drug Senexate does work. We observe how an extended lifespan affects their approach to work, relationships, religion, having children and happiness.
Previously produced at The Pentameters Theatre in London, this production marks the play's New York and U.S. premiere.
THE FUTURE runs from tonight, October 3-20 at 9th Space, 150 First Ave at East 9th St. Performances are Tues-Sat at 8pm, Sun at 5pm. Tickets are $30. Running time is 1 hr and 40 min with one intermission. For tickets and information, call 866-811-4111 or visit senexate.com.
Andrew Harrison is a British doctor, specializing in orthopedics. He was inspired to write The Future having witnessed at first hand rapid advances in medicine and molecular biology.
Paula D'Alessandris is the artistic director of Mind The Gap Theatre. Directing credits include the The Cleric at 59E59; Gary Owen's In The Pipeline; Dan Remmes' What Doesn't Kill Us; her stage adaptation of Gary Oldman's Nil By Mouth. She directed three consecutive winners at the Samuel French Festival and many pieces in MTG's popular BritBits series of British short plays. Credits elsewhere include Walter Vs. The Water Authority at 59E59; award-winning productions at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival of Stampede! and The Butter Bin; Love! Valour! Compassion!, 'Night Mother, Extremities, Drinking in America, The Dumbwaiter, Locating The Plant at the Irish Arts Center.