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See Comic Potential This Fall

Calhoun Theatre invites you to join us for Comic Potential, one of the most creative and popular plays by Alan Ayckbourn, Britain’s answer to Neil Simon.

An homage to classic comedians, a satire on the corporate takeover of television, and a charming romantic comedy, Comic Potential takes place in the future, “when everything has changed except human nature.” The story begins in a television studio, where human actors have been replaced by androids, or “actoids,” controlled by programmers. However, one of the actoids develops a fault in her programming which allows her to laugh, talk, and think on her own – and even feel human emotion. She soon displays ability and imagination – comic potential – that no one else has, human or actoid. When a young writer and an aging director team up to star her in a television series, all sorts of hilarious and painful situations arise - including love.

Please join us in the Second Avenue Theatre in the Alabama Center for the Arts in downtown Decatur for this delightful comedy. There will be eight performances:

Thursday, September 28 7:00 PM
Friday, September 29 7:00 PM
Saturday, September 30 7:00 PM
Sunday, October 1 2:00 PM
Wednesday, October 4 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 5 7:00 PM
Friday, October 6 7:00 PM
Saturday, October 7 5:00 PM

(Also see maps for the Alabama Center for the Arts.)