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This show closed on January 26, 2020

About The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

When a group of activists with intellectual disabilities holds a public meeting, they discover a history they would prefer not to know, and a future that is ambivalent. As the frank, funny and challenging conversation jumps from topic to topic — factory farming, human rights, the social impact of automation — the presence of an artificial intelligence in the room expands, begging the question: Who precisely is the fittest to survive in the age of AI? "The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes" takes audiences on a journey to remind us all that no one is completely self-sufficient.

This original, imaginative work comes to Boston courtesy of one of Australia’s most recognized and respected contemporary theatre companies. Committed to inclusion for people with disabilities, Back to Back Theatre brings audiences into the world of accessibility and inaccessibility via performers whose real lives intersect with those precise issues on a daily basis.

Run Time

1 hr and 10 minutes

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Recommended for ages 14 and up. Contains adult themes and coarse language.

Back to Back delights in braiding dreamlike, slow-motion dialogue with deadpan comedy, or vigorous physical fracas with heartbreaking monologues.
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Emerson Paramount Center Jackie Liebergott Black Box

559 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

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