What Once We Felt

Ann Marie Healy

March 14th - 22nd, 2014
The Davis Square Theatre
  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10

Tickets

  • Advance: $20
  • Door: $25
  • Student Rush: $10
Poster

Flat Earth presents the New England premiere of Ann Marie Healy's What Once We Felt, a science-fiction exploration of the schisms in society and technology. One woman’s utopia is another’s dystopia in which a fully digitized caste society of genetically engineered “Keepers” threaten to drive the intrinsically disadvantaged “Tradepacks” to extinction. Echoing this strife, writer Macy O. Blonsky fights to see her novel—the last novel—published while the editing process strips her work of its intended meaning. Healy's futuristic vision of eugenics and the hunger for creative integrity brings to life the age-old struggle over whose stories deserve to be told.

 
 

When & Where

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The Davis Square Theatre

255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA

Cast & Staff

Production Staff

Media & Links

  • Media Release (110kB)
  • Program (235kB)
  • Cast Announcement Meet the cast of What Once We Felt
  • Playwright Interview: Ann Marie Healy "I found myself working within the dystopian frame because I love 'world making.' It was so fun to create an alternative universe with such different language and norms."
  • Dystopia Interview: Cara Chiaramonte, Andy Hicks, and Kamela Dolinova "There's this sense that this could happen, this is a reality, this is a warning sign— dystopia as a warning sign to society." -Cara Chiaramonte
  • The Future History of the Book "The day an e-reader is as common and as cheap as a wristwatch is the day we really need to worry for physical books. That day may never come." -Sam Starbuck
  • Review: Boston Arts Review "Flat Earth’s production, under the sharp eye of Lindsay Eagle, grabs your attention and doesn’t let go." -Beverly Creasey
  • Review: Boston Events Insider "One highlight of this show is its unique integration of books, not only in the theme of who deserves to be 'heard,' but also in the dowel machinery enabled backdrop." -Claudia A. Fox Tree
  • Review: EDGE, Boston "You may not see another play like it — What Once We Felt stands alone in its eerie and icy depictions of the morphing of our world and the civilization we have come to know in years to come." -Robert Israel