BPT Talks: RX MACHINA by Caity-Shea Violette

Directed by Blair Cadden with assistant director Rani O’Brien Scenic design by Alyssa Jewell Costume design by Nia Banks Lighting design by Qian Chengyuan Sound design by Mary White BPT Talks About Design is a conversation series that focuses on the contributions of designers to new plays in process. About the play: RX MACHINA unpacks big pharma's impact on everyday American culture and illuminates the search for humanity in a healthcare system that views patients as consumers and pain as profitable. An ambitious pharmaceutical sales representative’s relentless pursuit of a rigidly principled pain management doctor leads to an intoxicating, forbidden relationship that comes with a cost. Ethical boundaries are blurred in a literal manifestation of doctors being in bed with drug reps that forms a love triangle fueled by money, sex, and power. Set in 2015, two years before the federal government would officially recognize it as the Opioid Epidemic, RX MACHINA explores who gets to get better and who gets left behind. Where: From wherever you are, via the videoconferencing tool Zoom. Audiences will need to download the free Zoom app to participate, and it is recommended they call in a few minutes before “curtain” time. Full schedule and Zoom links available on the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre website: http://www.BostonPlaywrights.org

When 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Contact Email newplays@bu.edu
Contact Organization Boston Playwrights’ Theatre
Fees Free