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A Dead Body in Taos

David Farr

David Farr’s compelling new play is both an unsettling science fiction and an intimate study of loss and bereavement, examining how artificial intelligence could alter our understanding of death, consciousness and the soul.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571379705
Date Published
06.10.2022
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Summary

When they called saying your body had been found, I had one immediate thought. I remember thinking that maybe now I’d be free.

Sam hasn’t spoken to her mother Kath for three years when she learns that she’s been found dead in the New Mexico desert.

Travelling to the small town of Taos to identify the body, she discovers Kath had become embroiled in a shadowy enterprise, offering Sam an unimaginable chance to rebuild their broken relationship. But to do so, she must decide whether she can finish what her mother started.

David Farr’s compelling new play is both an unsettling science fiction and an intimate study of loss and bereavement, examining how artificial intelligence could alter our understanding of death, consciousness and the soul.

A Dead Body in Taos opened at the Bristol Old Vic in September 2022.

Critic Reviews

A tremendous thriller about AI and the souring of the baby boomer dream. . . . David Farr’s exhilarating play pinpoints how a whole generation of boomers matured from ’70s radical protesters to wealth-hoarding individualists. . . . Expertly plotted and paced . . . bleakly hilarious and painful, all at once.

Time Out
Critic Reviews

David Farr’s radioactively intelligent script . . . is a philosophical riddle wrapped inside a story about grief, filtered through a futuristic fantasy. . . . Subtle . . . fascinating . . . an important investigation into an increasing real life-after-death scenario.

The Stage
Critic Reviews

Unusual and inquiring . . . a spiritual exploration of what it means to be really free.

Guardian
Critic Reviews

Bristles with entertaining dialogue.

The Upcoming
DavidFarr

David Farr is a writer and director. His plays The Danny Crowe Show, Elton John’s Glasses, Night of the Soul, Ramayana, The UN Inspector, The Heart of Robin Hood, The Hunt and a collection of adaptations have all been published by Faber. He was Artistic Director of London’s Gate Theatre from 1995 to 1998, and Joint Artistic Director of Bristol…

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