Inherit the Wind is a fictional version of the 1925 Scopes Trial. Scopes was convicted for teaching evolution to a high school class. In Tennessee, state law prohibited teaching evolution.
“How has the climate changed in the past? How is it changing now? How do we know? And what kind of a future do we want to create?” These are the questions Chris Rapley discusses[…]
In the spring of 1539, the young German mathematician Georg Joachim Rheticus journeyed hundreds of miles to northern Poland to meet the aged, reclusive astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
In a London psychiatric hospital, an enigmatic patient claims to be the son of an African dictator – a story that becomes unnervingly plausible.
When Elliot builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment.
The story of Alan Turing: Genius. War hero. Deviant. Awoken from his deathbed by his favorite childhood teddy bear, Turing is led by the hand through the journey of his life, from glowing academia to[…]
Comet Hunter is a magical play based on the courageous and moving life of the first recognized woman astronomer in history, Caroline Herschel. Born in 1750 in Hanover, Germany, Caroline followed her brother William, the[…]
In Archibald MacLeish’s new play, Herakles – his first since “J.B.” – he turns to the counter myth, the story of the Greek hero Herakles, who masters the evils of the universe and becomes a[…]
Wellman’s new play follows Hypatia’s imaginary trajectory from that spectacle through 8th Century Byzantium and then on to the early 20th Century, when she wanders into Alexandria, Virginia and first lays eyes on a bicycle.
One hundred and twenty-five years after his death, Charles Darwin is hanging out in a beach house overlooking the Pacific with a girl young enough to be his daughter.
Sabina is based on the true story of the relationship – by turns therapeutic, personal and collegial – between Sabina Spielrein and Carl Jung.
Victoria Martin: Math Team Queen demonstrates that chaos theory rules when the third most popular sophomore is roped into joining the all-male, all-nerd Longwood High School math team.
Leo Lerner is an American mathematician who has discovered an equation which, if followed to its logical conclusion, would enable anyone to build a weapon which could annihilate mankind.
Using Oliver Sacks’ neurological study The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat as its inspiration, The Man Who offers a series of fascinating Doctor/Patient scenarios that examine our attempts to understand the workings[…]