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Futurity tells the story of Julian Munro, a young Union Soldier in the Civil War who is an aspiring inventor and science fiction visionary. Together with his brilliant mentor, the famous metaphysician Ada Lovelace, Julian escapes the horrors and monotony of his daily life by dreaming up a high-tech dystopian future. In their far-fetched visions they devise an omnipotent steam-powered artificial intelligence that is destined to end war and all of humanity's miseries. The show fuses traditional American folk, Brechtian choral elements, and The Lisps' own brand of eccentric indie rock into a unique and compelling portrait of war, human imagination, and technological hubris.

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