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Comic Potential
by Alan Ayckbourn
Caity Brown
Kirsten Burt
Sam David
Scott Duvall
Frank Gorrell
Anne Hilleary
Emma Safford
Diane Sams
Bridgette Saverine
Mike Scott
Stephen T. Wheeler
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Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm Sunday matinees at 2pm
at the Alden Theatre Oct 7, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016
Auditions: July 23 @10am & July 25 @8pm
Producer: Diane Sams
Director: Bob Sams
Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatrical  

The play was Ayckbourn's second exploration into science fiction, the first being Henceforward... This play originated from the idea that the ability to laugh and the ability to fall in love are both characteristics that differentiate humans from androids, as both are illogical from an objective viewpoint, thus raising the question as to whether either of the actions in an android would be considered a malfunction. The comedy also explores the Pygmalion syndrome and competing desires for autonomy and certainty.

The play contains adult situations and language. Suitable for those 17 and older.

  • Brian Trompeter, Sun-Gazette: Spunky cast brings verve to MCP's Comic Potential
  • DC Metro Theater Arts: McLean Community Players’ Comic Potential has humor, a lot of heart, and fine performances. Check it out.
  • Theatre Bloom: Comic Potential is full of comic potential, in the air of a light English drawing-room comedy with a sci-fi setting. Sams’ production is witty and affecting, led by the remarkable performance of Caity Brown, who connects to both the robotic and human side of Jacie, a continual surprise and revelation. It’s a sweet, smart show.
Interviews with cast members by Joel Markowitz of DCMetro Theater Arts:

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