Benchmark Theatre

Onstage Next: Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons Opening September 15th

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Uncanny Valley
by Thomas Gibbons
Directed by Rachel Rogers

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September 15 through October 13, 2018

Thursday, Friday and Saturday  Performances at 8:00pm
Sunday Performances at 6:00pm

Opening Night Reception on September 15th following the Performance
Industry Night Monday, October 1st at 8:00pm

The Bench at 40W located at 1560 Teller Street in Lakewood, CO (map)

Ticket Prices
$30 Regular General Admission
$25 Student/Senior/Veteran
Industry Night $12
Half Price Regular General Admission Thursday, September 20th Performance

 

 

Fans of  Black Mirror and Westworld will love this story where science fiction and philosophy collide, exposing the consequences of humanity's ambitions.

In the not-so-distant future, a neuroscientist pushes the convergence of artificial intelligence and advanced robotics,  teaching androids how to become more human. But she finds the student/teacher lines becoming blurred with her latest subject, uncovering long-unhealed emotional wounds – as well as the true purpose behind the project. Uncanny Valley explores the painful divide between creator and creation, the inherent unpredictability of consciousness, and how we are redefining what it means to be human.


Meet the Cast

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Anne Myers
"Claire"

Anne Myers (Claire) has worked in the Denver theater scene for almost 20 years at venues including Vintage Theatre, Germinal Stage, Spotlight Theatre, Firehouse and others.  Favorite past roles include Amanda in Germinal's Glass Menagerie (for which she received the Marlowe Best Actress award), Sister Aloysius in Doubt at Parker Arts, Margrethe in Stagecraft's Copenhagen and Woman in Veronica's Room at Vintage Theatre. Other creative endeavors include her acting work for Kaiser Permanente in its Care Equity Project and her role as Board President for Athena Project, a local non-profit dedicated to empowering women in the arts.

 

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Neil Truglioº
"Julian"

Neil is an artist and educator whose work has been seen on stages all across Denver. Recent roles include the narrator in SeriesFest Storytellers Initiative: Volunteer, Joe in Afterwards…, Poseidon in The Trojan War, and Laertes in Hamlet. His work as a writer and director has been showcased in venues across Denver and his film work has been seen by audiences across the world. Neil also serves as a teaching artist at the DCPA, director for Curious New Voices, instructor at the Colorado Film School, and the founding director of Modest Arts. Recent Benchmark credits include lighting designer for The Arsonists and director for the staged evening of the 2017 Fever Dream Festival. Neil also serves as the Education Director for the organization.

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production team

Director Rachel Rogers
Assistant Director & Sound Designer John Hauserº
Production Stage Manager Dan Rib
Production Manager/Properties Designer Andy Bakehouseº
Scenic Designer Christopher M. Wallerº
Lighting Designer Jacob M. Welch
Costume Designer Ann Piano
Master Electrician Alexis Bond
Promotional Photography Susannah McLeodº, McLeod9Creative
Promotional Video Production John Hauserº
Marketing Marc Stithº
Social Media Promotion Lauren Bahlmanº

ºBenchmark Theatre Company Member