In London, a man attempts to unravel the secrets of his lover. In India, a women collapses on a train. In Cambridge, in 1914, Englishman G H Hardy seeks to comprehend the ideas of the Indian[…]
The virtuoso of the title is Sir Nicholas Gimcrack, who like many after him confuses the extent of a collection with the depth of a science. Sir Gimcrack is fascinated by the geography of the[…]
Uncle Vanya spends his time idling around the country estate of his brother-in-law, Serebryakov, a retired professor, in Russia, 1898. His sister (the professor’s wife) dead, Vanya indulges in a romantic malaise over Serebryakov’s beautiful,[…]
The play begins in a factory that makes artificial people, called roboti (robots), from synthetic organic matter. They are not exactly robots by the current definition of the term: they are living flesh and blood[…]
Goethe’s masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world.
This play addresses the irrational tendencies of the masses, and the hypocritical and corrupt nature of the political system that they support. It is the story of one brave man’s struggle to do the right thing[…]
In 1876, George Bernard Shaw joined his mother in London where he would finally attain literary success. Back the Methuselah is regarded as Science Fiction, and a sort of commentary on human destiny.
Andrey Botvinnik is a charming, worldly and glib Russian. John Honeyman is a stuffy but passionately idealistic American. The two men sit on a bench in the middle of the woods near Geneva. One wants[…]
Race and science collide in Cassandra Medley’s trenchant drama. Claire is a melanin scientist. She believes people of color are genetically superior — physically, mentally, in every way.
In the Next Room or the vibrator play hovers at the dawn of electricity when enthusiasm for the light bulb gave rise to a handy new instrument to treat female hysteria
This edition of Doctor Faustus features annotated versions, with modernized spelling and punctuation, of the 1604 “A-text” and the 1592 text of Marlowe’s source, the English Faust Book—a translation of the best-selling Historia von Johann[…]
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[…]
Citizens in Flint, Michigan were drinking lead-contaminated water for ten months before they were made aware. City officials attempted to save water by replacing Detroit Water Department water from Lake Huron with that from the[…]
This play follows the story of a young Ethiopian man named Abebe who travels to America to attend college. While in America, he realizes that the world is suffering from a major water crisis; global[…]
During the mid-1980s, the detriments that man-made chemicals have on our environment was finally realized. In 1986, a team of eight scientists from around the world went on an eight-and-a-half-month expedition to the South Pole.
Environmental Justice Attorney Luke Cole embarks on an expedition to Kivalina, Alaska. Luke works to protect an Inupiat Eskimo Village from the threats of pollution, rising sea levels, and storms due to climate change.
Two geniuses. Two worlds. One maddening riddle. In 1913, a young, self-taught mathematical genius in India named Srinivasa Ramanujan is invited to England to work with G. H. Hardy, a Cambridge professor.