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Comic Potential: A Play ➡ [Epub] ➛ Comic Potential: A Play By Alan Ayckbourn ➫ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk A sci fi comedy thriller Comic Potential is a play set in the foreseeable future when everything has changed except human nature Comic Potential is set in a television studio in the near future where A sci fi comedy thriller Comic Potential is a play set in the foreseeable future when everything has changed except human nature Comic Potential is set in a television studio in the near future where the director an alcoholic has been and two assistants are making a daytime soap opera of the usual appalling sort However the difference here is that they are using actoids robots programmed to act and there Comic Potential: PDF \ are no scriptwriters Into this situation comes the idealistic Adam the nephew of the millionaire station owner who wants to write comedy of the uality that Chaplin and Keaton once embodied But when Adam falls in love with Jaycee Triplethree JC one of the actoids on the show everything is turned upside down as she grows human and the line between actoid and human diminishes When in anguish Jaycee finally cries that she can't say anything she hasn't been programmed to say Adam points out that no one ever says anything original anyway.


6 thoughts on “Comic Potential: A Play

  1. Christine Pietz Christine Pietz says:

    I mostly very much enjoyed this engaging play Set in a future where the technology is advanced but not too advanced if that makes sense and androids have replaced a lot of the low level actors some service people I thought it made some good points about technology love and projecting on to people what you want to see However knocked a star off because I go back and forth about whether the end particularly the last two pages un did all that


  2. Kelly Kelly says:

    Entertaining zoom play reading fare


  3. Sherry (sethurner) Sherry (sethurner) says:

    I've been reading plays with an eye for possible local production and in particular wanted some lighter fare and I thought this sci fi sex farce might do it Ayckbourn has written plays I liked lots Woman in Mind The Dining Room but this one didn't do it so much for me I liked the idea a man falls in love with an android television actress a sort of Pygmalion story There are interesting ideas about the nature of the relationship between man and machine about how love and humor are connected and about what makes people laugh There are some nice moments where the hero a writerdirector pays homage to Buster Keaton and Laurel and Hardy I liked the satiric comments about the nature of creativity in conflict with corporate interests The problem for me was I thought much of the humor was overly crude to the point where I think many people would be offended than amused Maybe I'm turning into a prude


  4. Ethan Mathias Ethan Mathias says:

    An intriguing and witty play Given the fact it was written in 1999 it was fun to see what has and has not come to pass since then In our digital age with movies like Her exploring some of the same themes albeit 14 years later Ayckbourn's play is clever and in some moments compelling It will not keep the readertheatergoer on the edge of their seat or doubled over in laughter but it provides some food for thought that includes some delicious one liners and exchanges making it worth a read


  5. John John says:

    Not top flight AA but still an interesting and prescient look at art v business the nature of comedy and what the future might hold It really isn't o fr from the replicants that the media boost on Xfactor and the like


  6. Jo Jo says:

    Interesting but just okay


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