String Fever

In this comedy, which starred Cynthia Nixon and Evan Handler Off-Broadway, Lily juggles the big issues: turning forty, artificial insemination and the elusive scientific Theory of Everything.

Play title:  String Fever

Author (s):  Jacquelyn Reingold

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service

Publication Date: 2003

Genre: Comedy

Primary Discipline: Astrophysics

Secondary Discipline: Medicine

Scientist (s): None

Source Texts: The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene

Character Breakdown: 3 Men, 3 Women, Ensemble

Lily, Janey, Matthew, Gisli, Frank, Artie, Doctor A/ Doctor B, Person

Setting: Varies

Time Period: Present Day

Synopsis of Play: In this comedy, which starred Cynthia Nixon and Evan Handler Off-Broadway, Lily juggles the big issues: turning forty, artificial insemination and the elusive scientific Theory of Everything. Lily’s world includes an Icelandic comedian, her wisecracking best friend, a cat-loving physicist, her no-longer suicidal father and an ex-boyfriend who carries around a chair. (play text cover blurb, Dramatists Play Service)

First Performance Date: March 3rd, 2003

First Producer: Ensemble Studio Theatre

Performance History: String Fever was first produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City (Curt Dempster, Artistic Director; Susann Brinkley, Executive Director; Dylan McCullough, Producer; Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program Director). It opened on March 3rd, 2003. It was directed by Mary B. Robinson; the set design was by David P. Gordon; the lighting design was by Michael Lincoln, the sound design by Rob Gould; the costume design was by Michael Krass, and the stage manager was Tiffany N. Thetard.

Links:

http://www.curtainup.com/stringfever.html

https://variety.com/2003/legit/reviews/string-fever-1200542952/

https://www.theatermania.com/off-broadway/news/string-fever_3216.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2003/03/06/theater/theater-review-applying-science-to-life-s-vagaries.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/11/01/AR2005110101965.html

http://www.playbill.com/article/cynthia-nixon-returns-to-off-broadway-in-string-fever-feb-26-com-111410

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

                                         

2003, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Photo: Scott Wynn                         2003, Ensemble Studio Theatre,

                                                                                                           Photo: Scott Wynn

                                                 

2003, Ensemble Studio Theatre,                                                      Jacquelyn Reingold

Photo: Newsday/ Ari Mintz

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