Described as a prequel to cult film classic Blade Runner, More Human Than Human is the latest theatrical effort by San Francisco’s Duke Productions. Playwright B. Duke (aka Paul Addis) penned this new stage show and has begun a fundraising campaign to bring the work to The Dark Room stage in November 2011.
More Human Than Human explores the lives of six genetic Replicants as they supersede their emotional design limitations and accept their emerging, artistic humanity. Designed to serve the needs of humans in the off-world colonies, a commando, a whore, an assassin, a roughneck, an au pair, and nuclear weapons loader make a desperate plan for an escape to Earth, an extension of their lives, and unrestricted liberty. Training for the departure brings them closer together than few of their kind have ever been, despite a potential threat from within. A sense of creative destiny takes hold of the group and their ultimate fate will cause a revolution. For fans of Blade Runner and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, this bold re-imagination will fill in the blanks formerly left to the mind of the beholder.
The show opens November 4, 2011 at The Dark Room theater in San Francisco. Other San Francisco dates are November 5, 10-12 and 17-19. Future dates are being scheduled for other American cities.