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Arts Emerson: The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes

Emerson Paramount Center, Jackie Liebergott Black Box
559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

When a group of activists with intellectual disabilities holds a public meeting, they discover a history they would prefer not to know, and a future that is ambivalent. As the frank, funny and challenging conversation jumps from topic to topic — factory farming, human rights, the social impact of automation — the presence of an artificial intelligence in the room expands, begging the question: Who precisely is the fittest to survive in the age of AI? The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes takes audiences on a journey to remind us all that no one is completely self-sufficient.

This original, imaginative work comes to Boston courtesy of one of Australia’s most recognized and respected contemporary theatre companies. Committed to inclusion for people with disabilities, Back to Back Theatre brings audiences into the world of accessibility and inaccessibility via performers whose real lives intersect with those precise issues on a daily basis.

We are honored to partner with Arts Emerson on this event. Purchase tickets using the code ADVOCATES, and $5 of the cost will go directly to The Fred Gaspari Fund for Families.