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SOUL TRADING by Kate Walder

Young boy looks down in awe at a young robot boy who smiles back.
Young boy looks down in awe at a young robot boy who smiles back.

Overview

World Premiere!

The year is 2079. Humans are created with gene selection technology, Artificial Intelligence is part of everyday life and children’s best friends are their Learning Bots. Except for Jerry. Jerry is not like the others. Neither is Neutron Finch, an exceptionally clever Learning Bot who seems to appear out of nowhere. He is smarter than most Bots, funnier and also possibly illegal. It doesn’t take long for the status quo to unravel and one night, Jerry and his classmates are summoned to the oval…

The Bots want souls. Specifically, theirs. It’s up to six young minds to solve the greatest existential question of all time within 24 hours. Will their soul-searching provide the answers they need to stop AI destroying the world as they know it?

Soul Trading, winner of the 2019 Junior Australian Theatre for Young People Foundation Commission, is a funny, fascinating and eye-opening sci-fi adventure that asks vital questions about human connection, and our rapidly-evolving relationship with technology. We are proud to present this world premiere production during the October school holidays.

This performance is supported by Canberra Theatre Centre, as part of a commitment to nurturing the young and emerging artists of the ACT.

Dates

5–8 Oct 2022
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The Courtyard Studio, Canberra Theatre CentreCivic Square, London Cct, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions
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