Thursday, October 22, 2015

BARBIE SPEAKS AND THE FAMILY FREAKS IN STAGED READING

Black Box Asbury Park presents a staged reading of

PRESS TO TALK
a new drama by Evan Krachman

WHEN:  Saturday, October 31, at 4:00pm
WHERE: the Count Basie Performing Arts Academy, 111 Monmouth Street, Red Bank. 

Father always knows best, right? Max Laufer buys his daughter the world’s first talking Barbie, a brand new toy that combines 21st century artificial intelligence with the power of the internet. This new drama explores the lives and emotions of the Laufers, who are trying to cope with a death in the family, when a mysterious woman from the “toy company” comes to visit and learn why Barbie is not behaving like Barbie.

“This is not my typical play where I get the audience tied up in a miraculous technical achievement,” says playwright Krachman. “We see this story unfold through the eyes of a young girl whose life is turned upside down by loss. She uses her incredible intellect and heart to control her toy and make us feel and see the promise of the future. While the story is fictional, the talking Barbie is real.”  Press to Talk is a story about ever changing family dynamics influenced by technology…whether we like it or not!

For more information log onto www.blackboxnj.org.