It is early in 1951. In Cambridge, England, a precocious 23-year old American, James Watson, arrives to work as a guest at Cavendish Laboratories and is put into a shared office with 36-year old English graduate student Francis Crick.
Co-sponsored by the LSU College of Science, the LSU School of Theatre, and the LSU Office of Research and Economic Development, the LSU SciArt New Play Festival will feature staged readings of plays juried from a nationwide call for submissions of plays where science is an extensive part of the story.
The Relativity Series presents science as a thoroughly human endeavor, bringing to life the people and stories behind the research and invention which shapes and changes our world.
Doctoral candidate Molly Royce has one goal in life: complete her thesis to carry on the pioneering work of her father who recently died of Huntington’s disease. Wanting to live a normal life, Molly has kept her promise to her father not to be tested for the genetic disease: until now.
The year is 2096, and Annaliese Gardner, a refugee from the defunct Lunar Colony Montgomery, is returned to Earth and housed in the Georgia Aquarium’s jellyfish room. Mina Espinoza, a researcher from NASA, is assigned to Annie’s case.
On April 20, 2010, the massive DEEPWATER HORIZON oil rich, leased by BP and owned and operated by Transocean, exploded and burned off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers and triggering the largest oil spill in history.
Evolution and emotion collide in Sarah Treem’s thought-provoking and sharp play about science, family, and survival of the fittest.
Now in their mid-thirties, a farm twin and a city twin come to meet for the first time since infanthood. How is family defined? What is the “perfect” child? The talking sheep explains all.
William Shumway, a young, idealistic cellular biologist with a brilliant new idea for curing cancer, is recruited from a relative obscurity to Hill-Matheson, a major cancer research institute, by its charismatic director, Bob Brock, with[…]
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.
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.
With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Human cloning is the subject of this beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends topical scientific speculation with a stunning portrait of the relationship between fathers and their sons.
The title character of Lucy is a thirteen-year old girl with Autism. Her mother, Vivian, is an anthropologist who wants absolutely nothing to do with her.
As Henry struggles to inject life into his thesis on Charles Darwin, a simple question becomes most perplexing: What do you want?
After Vladimir Lenin’s death in 1924, Jewish scientists Boris Zbarsky and Vladimir Vorobiov are assigned to preserve his body for eternity, or die for failing to do so.
One of the most challenging issues of the 21st century is the impending separation of sex (in bed) and reproduction (under the microscope) as a result of recent advances in contraception and assisted reproduction.
September 2016 marks the fifteenth-year anniversary of Rob and Lucy’s very first date. What better way to mark this milestone than to create a show all about love?
An Experiment with an Air Pump,” by Shelagh Stephenson, is an intriguing play that takes place in two different time periods: 1799 and 1999.
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s brain-teasing play addresses the ruling metaphor of our times: the survival of the fittest.
It is Paris, 1738, and the Royal Academy of Sciences has just announced their annual contest-“prove or refute that there is wisdom and design behind the seeming randomness of the universe.”
An intriguing portrait of British scientist Rosalind Franklin and her—often overlooked—role in the discovery of DNA’s double helix structure.