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Unplanned Obsolescence

Strong Branch Productions



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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Run Time: 60 mins
Ticket Price: $25
Venue: Fidget Space Dates: September 4, 2023 - September 9, 2023

September 4, 2023 9.30pm

1714 N Mascher St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 6, 2023 8.00pm

1714 N Mascher St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

September 9, 2023 7.00pm

1714 N Mascher St

General Admission: $25

PWYC Options

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

Accessibility & Content Considerations

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This event is appropriate for ages 13+

Violent Content

Adult Language

Audience Interaction

Terminal illness and suicide

Covid-19 Safety policy

Masks are required during this event


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