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Playwright: David Jacobi


Battlecruiser Aristotle

Itís the 22nd Century and Earth is destroyed. The survivors now sail aimlessly through space, lead by a megalomaniacal commander without a plan. They blow up moons and execute complainers until an alien stowaway inspires a rebellion that threatens to finish the human race once and for all. Amidst the chaos, three teenage passengers unaware of their inevitable demise fall in and out of love, discover what theyíre willing to fight for, and reveal what it means to be alive in the face of extinction.

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David Jacobi (Playwright) David Jacobiís plays have been performed throughout the U.S. and in China, including the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, FringeNYC, Penghao Theatre, and 798 Dashanzi Art District. His work has been developed at Portland Center Stageís JAW Festival (Mai Dang Lao,) Cutting Ball Theaterís RISK IS THIS (Ex Machina,) Great Plains Theatre Conference Mainstage (Mai Dang Lao,) WordBRIDGE (The Monster Below, prev. SDO,) and The Flea (Battlecruiser Aristotle.) He received a BFA in Dramatic Writing from Purchase College and is currently enrolled in UC San Diegoís MFA Playwriting program. David is co-founder of Monster Down! Theatre Company, a collaborative theatre group operating out of NYC and Beijing. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild.


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