Science Fiction Double Feature
About Science Fiction Double Feature
Storyteller and solo performer, L. Nicol Cabe, imagines how biology and technology will smash together in “Effing Robots: How I Taught the A.I. to Stop Worrying and Love Humans.” Artificial Intelligence is on the way, and it will be powerful. What happens to us when it arrives? How will it perceive humanity? Can it learn…to love? After getting hit on by a chatbot, one horny science fiction nerd is on a quest to make it with a new AI overlord. The latest from Cabe playfully explores a meeting of minds, one digital, and one organic. The show combines true stories, real conversations, and, of course, nerdy references. When the artificial intelligence rises, how will we greet it?
Banjo ballardeer, Aaron J. Shay, combines folk music inspiration with space-faring adventure in “Apocalypse Songs.” Captain Redacted, a resident of a distant future, was sent to explore alternate universes and document his findings in original songs and poetic stories. This show takes audiences to many fantastical places, from sunken towers under monster-infested seas, to cyber-punk rock clubs in foggy mega-cities, all while exploring the nature of discovery and its power to change us (if we let it). This unique and interactive show is part concert, part theater, part storytelling, and all adventure! Fans of folk singers, science jokes, and speculative fiction will find something to enjoy.