This play follows the ordinary lives of Polly and Owen who work as a lawyer and doctor, respectively. Their ordinary lives change drastically when they discover a piece of technology that impacts the whole world.
The two-act, 4-character stage play set in 1997 in the Balkans is about an American who sets out to find Nikola Tesla’s doomsday device only to discover that a machine is not required.
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[…]
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[…]
In bursts Phanocles, an Egyptian inventor, and his sister Euphrosyne, secretly a Christian. Phanocles has invented a steamboat and a cannon. The rational Phanocles bemoans the irrational nature of man, Caesar invokes Jupiter and others[…]
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[…]
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
Setting off from a farm in Indiana as a young girl named Ruby struggles to turn her dream of the first all-electrical television system into a reality, and jumping forward to a McCarthy-era New York[…]
In 1714 the English Parliament offered a prize of L20,000 to whoever could solve the problem of identifying longitude accurately and reliably at sea.
The year is 1929, and two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television”.
The author claims he has just taken five real life characters and some basic biographical facts and supposed what it was like for Orville and Wilbur growing up in the dysfunctional Wright family.
Women are not allowed to study medicine in England, so Victoria travels to Ingolstadt, Bavaria to fulfill her destiny and become Dr. Frankenstein.