Phallacy

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?

Play title:  Phallacy

Author (s):  Carl Djerassi

Publisher: Imperial College Press

Publication Date: 2012 (Imperial College Press)

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Chemistry

Scientist (s): None

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 3 Women, 5 Men

Dr. Regina Leitner-Opfermann, Emma Finger, Dr. Rex Stolzfuss, Dr. Otto Ellenbogen, Geraldo Lopez, Don Juan of Austria, Barbara Blomberg, Voice of high school teacher

Setting: Vienna, Luxembourg

Time Period: 1572

Synopsis of Play: 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? Personal rivalries and professional reputations class as Art and Science join battle in this high entertaining topical new play. She’s a top art historian in a world-famous museum. He’s a professor of chemistry brought in to date a priceless artwork. She’s in pursuit of artistic truth, he wants scientific truth. But can these two cultures ever be compatible? And how far will each go to prove themselves right and the other wrong? Let the battle commence..!  http://www.djerassi.com/phallacy/

First Performance Date: April 6th, 2005

First Producer: New End, London; Andy Jordan Productions

Performance History: Phallacy by Carl Djerassi first performed at New End, London on April 6th, 2005. It was produced by Andy Jordan Productions and Directed by Andy Jordan. Later, the play was performed at Cherry Lane Theatre May 18th, 2007.

Links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/25/theater/reviews/25phal.html?mtrref=www.google.com&gwh=B4D9B17BA17455D911866DE417CE913C&gwt=pay

https://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/reviews/phallacy_10780.html

http://www.theatreguidelondon.co.uk/reviews/phallacy05.htm

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations

                                                                                

2007, Cherry Lane Theatre, Photo: Richard Termine                       2007, Cherry Lane Theatre, Photo: Richard Termine

                                                                                                

                                  

2007, Cherry Lane Theatre, Photo: Richard Termine                    2007, Cherry Lane Theatre, Photo: Richard Termine
                                                           

2007, Cherry Lane Theatre, Photo: Richard Termine                     2007, Cherry Lane Theatre, Photo: Richard Termine

2007, Cherry Lane Theatre, Photo: Richard Termine

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