ANTHROPOLOGY

by Lauren Gunderson

30 April – 28 June 2025

Preview performances on 28th and 29th April

A deeply human AI thriller about grief, connection and the perceived control over the technology we create.

In the wake of tragedy, Merril finds herself grappling with the devastating loss of her sister, Angie, who disappeared a year ago. To deal with her grief, the software engineer Merril creates a digital replica of her sister by feeding her online footprint into a chatbot. This virtual Angie becomes a lifeline for Merril, a source of comfort and companionship in the face of overwhelming grief. But her unconventional coping mechanism is met with resistance from those closest to her, who struggle to understand and question how healthy the relationship with a glorified chatbot can be. But when digital Angie implies she might be able to solve her own missing persons case, everything changes.

With each new piece of information, the lines between reality and simulation blur, raising profound questions about the nature of identity, memory, and the human condition.

anthology, this sharp play about the rewards and risk of science also has a satisfying suspense element  

– The Guardian

 

Tickets available starting 1 August! 

CAST

MERRIL | TBA

RAQUEL | TBA

ANGIE | TBA

BRIN | TBA

PRODUCTION

Direction: Paul Glaser

Set Design: Mathias Wardeck 

Costume Design: Patricia Royo

Lighting & Sound Technician: Heiko Böttner 

Technical Assistant: Carina Rieper

Stage Management and Props: Rebecca Delmas 

Deputy Stage Manager: Cora Frank

Set Design Assistance: René Ahnert