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What if every neuron in the human brain could be mapped and decoded? Every act of human behavior catalogued and wholly understood? Elegy imagines a very-near future in which radical and unprecedented advances in medical science mean that it's possible to augment and extend life.
Through the beautiful and moving story of three women who've made the choice between love and survival, Elegy explores a world in which the brain is no longer a mystery to us. But at what cost?
Nick Payne's Elegy premiered at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in April 2016.
About the Author
Nick Payne's plays include If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet (Bush), One Day When We Were Young (Paines Plough), Lay Down Your Cross (Hampstead), Wanderlust and Constellations (Royal (Royal Court). He was awarded the 2009 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright and was the 2010 Pearson Playwright-in-Residence at the Bush Theatre.
"Payne’s utterly relatable characters make this play about scientific progress an exploration of the very human concepts of love, identity, faith and loss" 4 stars —The Guardian