BorderLight Festival presents
A production by Playwrights Local
A new play by Mary E. Weems, Ph.D.
Directed by Michael Oatman
July 21 – 23, 2022
Old Stone Church
Thursday, July 21 @ 7:45 pm
Friday, July 22 @ 7:45 pm
Saturday, July 23 @ 7:00 pm
About the Play
Hey Siri is like a wireless signal reaching three very different callers in the same city. Mack is an Iraqi War Veteran who suffers from PTSD. Elizabeth is a former doll hoarder without a single relative or friend. Lucky is an agoraphobic whose mother died from a heroin overdose. What happens when all three of these isolated people turn to Siri, the voice of their iPhones, for salvation? Is there insight behind Siri’s responses or is her intelligence truly artificial? Hey Siri tests the value of this pervasive technology when these three users start asking real questions.
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Cleveland.com, 19 July 2022
Dr. Mary E. Weems & Michael Oatman on Hey Siri
Open Door with Vince Robinson, 15 July 2022
About the Festival
The BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival is a hybrid festival model, featuring a curated selection of international touring productions, collaborations between Cleveland organizations and international artists, and a fringe festival programmed through an open call for submissions, featuring all genres of theatrical performance self-produced by local and national artists. Founded in 2015 by Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence, BorderLight’s mission is to present visionary international theatre and build cross-cultural understanding.
All sales are conducted directly by BorderLight Festival.
Single production tickets are general admission, $15, and can be purchased directly via the link below. Additional multi-show festival packages also are available at www.borderlightcle.org/2022-festival.
For additional information regarding Hey Siri, contact Playwrights Local at email@example.com or (216) 302-8856. For additional information on BorderLight, visit www.borderlightcle.org/2022-festival.
For information regarding the BorderLight Festival and its policies, please visit https://www.borderlightcle.org/2022-visitors-guide/#faq.
Karen Cirino……Costume Designer
Maggie Hamilton……Sound Designer
Lexa B Walker……Lighting Designer
Paula Washington……Stage Manager
Lisa L Wiley……Props Designer
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Credit: Grace McC Photography. Click for complete gallery.
Not pictured due to Covid precautions: Lynna Metrisin.
Additional photos of Lynna Metrisin as Elizabeth. Credit: Playwrights Local.