A Computer that Loves, and Why Build It is a original universe-spanning sci-fi rock opera epic with a big (and heavy) heart.

Pitched by Gabe Shatkin, Written by Nic Cole, Jamie Ginsberg and Gabe Shatkin
Composed by Gabe Shatkin

Created in 1964 and living until the end of time itself, Charlie the Robot contemplates his existence at the end of the universe and decides that he would rather not have been built in the first place. He sends a record back in time to the 1960’s to convince his lost love and creator, Suzy Baker, not to build him, but that turns out to be the very thing that inspired his design. Through love, heartbreak, and assimilating the planet Charlie desperately tries to be human but just can’t seem to figure it out.

A Computer That Loves is a hilarious, heartwarming and mind-bending musical epic about love that spans beyond time itself. An electronic rock and roll score anchors the production with songs ranging from arena rock ballads to futuristic beatscapes to hilarious dystopian corporate jingles. Innovative sets, lighting, projections and audio design will envelop our audiences as they get assimilated into this emotional story that also has tons of laughs in the vein of “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.

Show opens May 17th, 2024 to June 1st 2024 at Zion Church located in downtown Baltimore at 400 E Lexington Street.

A Computer that Loves is proudly sponsored by: XXXXXX

Thank you to our funders and partners, they include: The William G. Baker, Jr. Memorial Fund, creator of the Baker Artist Portfolios www.BakerArtist.org, The Robert W. Deutsch Foundation, T Rowe Price Foundation, Mayor Brandon Scott and the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, Bloomberg Philanthropies, and The Maryland State Arts Council.


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