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Extinction of the Learned Response

A brutal, bold and gripping work that asks what makes us human

In a spotless room, 4 people are having tea.

Duncan and Marlow are scientists. Rachel and Wells are their subjects, and they can almost pass for human now.

But Wells is growing stronger and Rachel is learning faster than predicted. Duncan and Marlow’s hold on them – and on power – is proving more fragile than expected. Tensions are rising, tempers are fraying, and somewhere in the darkness, tenderness blossoms. A carefully controlled experiment begins to twist into something far stranger, and far more obscure…

Brutal, bold and gripping, Extinction of the Learned Response asks what really makes us human. Can it taught, replicated, removed? And once you take humanity away, what’s hiding underneath?

Extinction of the Learned Response was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwright’s Award (2017), the Griffin Award (2017) and the Theatre 503 Playwriting Award (2018). This will be its premiere season.

By Emme Hoy.

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When

Tuesday 7 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Wednesday 8 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Friday 10 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Saturday 11 May 2019 from 7.45am to 9.15pm
Tuesday 14 May 2019 from 6.45pm to 8.15pm
Wednesday 15 May 2019 from 6.45pm to 8.15pm
Thursday 16 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Friday 17 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Saturday 18 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Sunday 19 May 2019 from 5.15pm to 6.45pm
Tuesday 21 May 2019 from 6.45pm to 8.15pm
Wednesday 22 May 2019 from 6.45pm to 8.15pm
Thursday 23 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Friday 24 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm
Saturday 25 May 2019 from 7.45pm to 9.15pm

Cost

Previews: $20.00
General: $25.00

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