Just as Juliana Smithton’s research leads to a potential breakthrough, her life takes a disorienting turn. During a lecture to colleague at an exclusive beach resort, she glimpses an enigmatic young woman in a yellow[…]
Mable Kwan is the best gifter that ever lived. She taught her sons H and Francis to be the best roper and fixer around. When youngest daughter Blue puts together the con of the decade,[…]
The play treats the historical controversy between Sir Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Freiherr von Leibniz over the development of the infinitesimal calculus.
Maxine Clerk is a physicist chasing after the mysterious dark matter and energy that make up 95% of our known universe. As a rival colleague undermines her efforts, her personal life also begins to unravel.
Adapted from Bill Bryson’s award-winning science book, this 45-minute play depicts a funny, fast, bumbling race for knowledge. Einstein, Newton, Curie, and Darwin lead you through a little bit of everything to prove that science[…]
Darwin’s Flood asks the big questions about life and death with a little help from some of history’s greatest and most controversial philosophers and thinkers.
A wonderful restoration comedy written by the great George Bernard Shaw, the play is set as a discussion on the nature of power and wealth between King Charles II and Isaac Newton, George Fox and[…]
The play is set during the scorching hot summers of 2004 and 2012 when a scientist named John and his twin sister, Jeanne, argue over property rights of their family’s natural estate.
This play is Glaspell’s recognition of the way in which Victorian society left some women feeling trapped in roles for which they were unsuited.
The plays revolves around Hamm, an aged master, who is blind and can’t stand up, and his servant Clov, who can’t sit down. They exist in a tiny house by the sea, although the dialogue[…]
Albert has a degree in philosophy and with a job as bridge painter has a new perspective on life up high. Through CPSs and programmed efficiency, he replaces four painters and the bridge is all[…]
A play about Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke which presents “the dark side” of Newton. Emphasis is put on his egotism and his cruelty. The author presents the difficult question of whether Newton deserves all of[…]
British maverick Lewis Carroll successfully combines his inimitable sense of humor with his transparent logical reasoning in one of the most interesting books ever written about mathematical pedagogy, Euclid and His Modern Rivals.
One character is a mathematician whose every line is phrased in the language of mathematics and/or astronomy. Often, these are corrections to mathematical metaphors or even unintentional puns in statements made by the Devil.
George is a professor of moral philosophy engaged in lofty debate. Unfortunately, his endeavors are interrupted by an investigation of the all too true rumor that the professor of logic was shot while performing in[…]
With help from an intriguingly technology in a future not far from our present, Marjorie examines her past, sometimes replacing her realities with idealized memories.
Lewis is a tenured professor of mathematics at a well-regarded university. Underneath his veneer of success, however, lies a soul troubled by questions of personal and cultural identity.
A revered classical statue, for centuries thought to be a Roman original, is suddenly proved to be merely a 16th century cast. But is it worth less? And has it also become less beautiful?
Galileo Galilei was a brilliant man who lived in dangerous times. He understood that the Earth passed around the sun at a time when others were condemned as heretics for questioning the Ptolemaic view of[…]
Loosely based on the real figure of Johann Christian Woyzeck, Georg Buchner’s –Woyzeck -is a naturalist indictment of the dehumanizing effects of the military and science on unsuspecting victims.
Does light come in waves or particles? Experiments will show either: the experimenter can choose. “A double agent is like a trick of the light,” Kerner the physicist tells Blair the spy catcher.
Wasserkopf, who was graduated from an expensive private school eighteen years ago, has been unable to hold a job, hence returns to the school and demands the refund of his tuition fees.
In The Water Engine, actors, an announcer, and a sound effects man present a radio play during the 1930s with unerring authenticity. The “play within the play” reveals the story of a young inventor who’s[…]
In Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play, set in 1980s New York City, a gay man is abandoned by his lover when he contracts the AIDS virus, and a closeted Mormon lawyer’s marriage to his pill-popping[…]
The old, converted vegetable shop where Tillie lives is more like a madhouse than a home. Tillie’s mother, Beatrice, is bitter and cruel, yet desperate for her daughters’ love.
At the start of Wit, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., a renowned professor of English who has spent years studying and teaching brilliantly difficult Holy Sonnets of the metaphysical poet John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal[…]
His heretical announcement, that both the moon and Jupiter only reflect the sun’s light, is brought to the attention of the church and Galileo is summoned to the Vatican.
Strepsiades, a rich country gentleman, has been brought to penury and deeply involved in debt by the extravagant tastes of his son, Phidippides. Strepsiades hears of the wonderful new art of argument, the royal road[…]
A married couple in New York City awake one day to discover, in a plot worthy of Kafka or Orwell, that their private lives are no longer private. Even more frightening, their lives seem to[…]
At an archaeological dig in the Midwest, a party of the university scientists are unearthing vestiges of a lost Indian civilization. Heading the group is Dr. Howe, accompanied by his wife and daughter and by[…]