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- March 2013
Please join us on Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m. for a free free reading and complimentary wine and fine fare reception at TACT Studio NYC, 900 Broadway in Manhattan for “1. White Wins?!” by Wagner alum Richard H. McMahon, produced and directed by Wagner alum Paige Strothmann, and featuring current Wagner students Phil Della Noce and Kelly Hubbell and Wagner alum Matt Sydney. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served for walk-ins, but seats can be reserved by email.
About the play: Giselle Davis, an African-American woman, becomes World Chess Champion just as Cormorant Technologies Corporation — a tech company headed by her college rapist, Rodney “Hotrod” Hampton — unveils a super computer system which proves that, by moving first, White should always win. The play examines the actions and moral dilemmas of six students and their philosophy professor while at college and at Cormorant, 25 years later. Exploring corporate technology and responsibility, religion, race relations and more, the play questions the causal relationships of events and outcomes through the duality of determinism and free will, as deconstructed by classical physics vs. quantum mechanics.