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MainStage Season continues its exploration of science and mystery with AM:I

AM:I opens the ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film MainStage season, Dec. 2.

Photo by Tim Trumble.

November 17, 2009

The ASU Herberger Institute School of Theatre and Film

Explore the inner life of entities created by a computer programmer in AM:I, Dec. 2–6. The play centers around three artificial life forms that decide they want to break free from their computerized world and the programmer who created them. AM:I is written by Daniel Frey, an MFA candidate in the School of Theatre and Film and directed by fellow student Kyle Lewis. The play was work shopped on the Tempe campus last spring, which is part of an important process in developing a new work for its ultimate production on stage.

AM:I is the first, full New Works Series production in the School of Theatre and Film’s 2009–10 MainStage Season of Science and Mystery. This year’s New Works Series is designed to highlight promising new material by both resident and invited artists, which extends across the season and includes performances of Dreaming Darwin and Interrobang in spring 2010.

Lyceum Theatre, 901. S. Forest Mall, ASU Tempe campus

Dec. 2–5, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 6, 2 p.m.

$7-$22; Half-priced tickets on the First Friday of any MainStage season production; ASU faculty and staff receive special rates on MainStage performances.

Public Contact
Herberger Institute box office, 480.965.6447
School of Theatre and Film, 480.965.5337

The School of Theatre and Film in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University provides a comprehensive range of courses in performance and directing; design and production; new work development; theatre and performance studies; film; and theatre for youth. Its Theatre for Youth program is nationally ranked in the top three and the dramatic writing/playwriting program is ranked 15th among public institutions by U.S.News & World Report. To learn more about the School of Theatre and Film, visit

Media Contact:
Laurie A. Trotta Valenti
ASU Herberger Institute
School of Theatre and Film