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‘Plasticity’ takes audience inside human consciousness

Plasticity ran in Los Angeles from January to June 2016. It is currently preparing for an Off Broadway run in New York.   A comatose man re-emerges into consciousness in this multilayered, multimedia theatrical event about the miraculous power of the brain to re-wire and heal itself. Blending cutting-edge science with masterful storytelling, Ovation Award-winning co-writers Alex Lyras and Robert McCaskill (The Common Air) team up with Grammy Award-nominated composer Ken Rich, visual artist Corwin Evans and three-time Emmy Award-winning editor Peter Chakos (The Big Bang Theory) to take the audience deep inside his memories, even as a hovering circle of family members and loved ones (all played by Lyras) divide into scheming camps over critical neurological decisions. A profound, often comedic tour of the collective unconscious.

A TOUR DE FORCE… STUNNING… one of the more sophisticated technical shows ever put on in a small theatre.” — Broadway World

FLUID AND MAGICAL… a technically ambitious show with a richly layered visual concept.” — KCRW

MESMERIZING… layers and layers of ideas, science, characters, emotions, and sheer visual and mental intrigue and pleasure.” — Colorado Boulevard

PROFOUND, HUMOROUS AND HIGHLY AMBITIOUS… stunning visual effects.” — Culver City News

REMARKABLE… visual effects dazzle.” — Discover Hollywood

MIND-BLOWING… This experimental tour de force must be seen to be believed.” — EDGE

HIGH TECH SPECTACLE… undeniably compelling.” — LA Weekly

A TRIUMPH… inventively staged, skillfully acted, provocative and often comedic.” — People’s World

ABSOLUTELY THRILLING… the year’s most spectacular one-man tour-de-force.” — Stage Scene LA

EXTRAORDINARY… MESMERIZING… [an] astonishing level of multi-media elements.” — Theatre Notes

MIRACULOUS… dazzles on many different levels” — Total Theater.



  • Written by Alex Lyras & Robert McCaskill
  • Directed by Robert McCaskill
  • Performed by Alex Lyras
  • Video design by Corwin Evans
  • Editing by Peter Chakos
  • Original score by Ken Rich

Plasticity is preparing for an Off Broadway run in New York. Check back for details.

Hudson Guild Theatre
 – 6539 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038



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