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Unplanned Obsolescence

Strong Branch Productions


Categories: Theater

Dates: September 4, 2023 - September 9, 2023

Run Time: 60 mins

Venue: Fidget Space


Machines break. So do people. Both can be replaced.

Jax is a failing children’s performer who has just received some bad news: there’s a 50% chance that they’re about to die. Their wife begs them to take it seriously, but Jax believes that one of their best qualities is never taking anything seriously for their whole life. Unable to cope with the prospect of their own death, they train a household robot to replace them in hopes that their wife won’t notice when they’re gone.

With two coin flips that determine the course of the play, this performance has four different iterations. There’s a 50% chance it will end in tragedy.

Written by Alex Kingsley. Performed by Grace Griego, Jaymes Rodriguez, and Alex Kingsley.

Cannonball, produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, is the first and largest independent festival hub of the Philadelphia Fringe that presents risk-taking independent artists in back-to-back performances next to delicious lounge spaces, fostering creative collisions and community conversation.

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About the Artist

Strong Branch Productions is an experimental anarchist new media collective that specializes in podcasts, tabletop games, and theater.


  • Grace GriegoSusan
  • Alex Kingsley Writer and Jax/Sulla
  • Kael NuttLighting and Sound Desinger
  • Pablo/PalomaSet Designer
  • Jack McManus Set Consultant
  • Alexander Sheldon Fight Choreographer
  • Jaymes RodriguezJax/Sulla

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