Much Better: a new play by Elisabeth Frankel

1hr. 30min.


In an overconnected, information-saturated world, Ashley is struggling. Diagnosed with a condition known as "hyperempathy," she finds it difficult to hold a job, maintain relationships, and otherwise cope with the emotional demands of her everyday life. When Ashley is introduced to a new medical procedure known as Neuroclear, she sees a chance to create a new, better version of herself — but not without putting her humanity at risk. A fresh look into our relationships with the world, technology, and our "best self," Much Better questions the ethical limits of the use of technology as means for self-improvement. ​ Earlier this year, Much Better emerged as a semifinalist for the 2017 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, establishing itself as a strong and relevant literary work among over 1,300 plays. Prior to the O'Neill Conference, Much Better was a finalist in the 2016 Drama League Beatrice Terry Residency.

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