Experiment with Empathy at The Dukes
Theatre-goers are invited to set their phone to one side for an hour to explore technology’s effect upon compassion when spoken word show The Empathy Experiment arrives at The Dukes this February.
Asking whether empathy is facing extinction, and if mobile phones are to blame, the critically-acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe favourite follows multiple slam-winning poet and self-ascribed test subject Rose Condo as she embarks on the final hour of her experiment: a Day of No Mobile Phones.
Combining witty visuals with the performer’s trademark funny and poignant eloquence, the audience joins Rose as she tries to capture data, record findings, navigate digital withdrawal and prove her theory that empathy can be saved.
Spoken word artist Rose visited The Dukes’ Season Preview event in January to perform a sneak peek at the show and talk about its effect on audiences. Rose said, ‘[The Empathy Experiment] has resonated incredibly well with audiences. It feels like people have a personal connection […]. It’s really hit a nerve.’
Audiences can experience their own personal connection with The Empathy Experiment when it performs in Moor Space, The Dukes’ second site further up Moor Lane, on Thursday February 27 at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £10.
For more information and to book tickets, ring The Dukes box office on 01524 598500 or visit www.dukeslancaster.org
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