Written by Mary E. Weems, Ph.D.
Directed by Michael Oatman
Presented at BorderLight International Theatre + Fringe Festival
July 21 – 23, 2022
Old Stone Church
91 Public Square
Thursday, July 21 @ 7:45 pm
Friday, July 22 @ 7:45 pm
Saturday, July 23 @ 7:00 pm
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.
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.
BorderLight Festival Brings Culture, Cuisine, and Entertainment
WKYC Spotlight, 20 July 2022
BorderLight Sets the Stage for Theatre in Downtown Cleveland
Cleveland.com, 19 July 2022
Dr. Mary E. Weems & Michael Oatman on Hey Siri
Open Door with Vince Robinson, 15 July 2022
Karen Cirino……Costume Designer
Maggie Hamilton……Sound Designer
Lexa B Walker……Lighting Designer
Paula Washington……Stage Manager
Lisa L Wiley……Props Designer
Credit: Grace McC Photography. Click for complete gallery.
Due to Covid precautions, Lynna Metrisin was unavailable for the publicity photo shoot. Find photos of Lynna as “Elizabeth” in this supplemental gallery. Credit: Playwrights Local.