THE SECRET OF LIFE

A Science Play Series presented by Actors Collective in partnership with MOSH and sponsored by STAGE Fund

Actors Collective presents THREE PLAYS, performed reader’s theatre style, to complement and expand on the themes presented in Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code, MOSH’s exhibition that examines the complexities of the genome — the complete set of genetic or hereditary material of a living organism — and chronicles the remarkable breakthroughs that have taken place since the completion of the Human Genome Project more than a decade ago.

 

The Past – PHOTOGRAPH 51

A play by ANNA ZIEGLER and directed by CARYL BUTTERLEY. A riveting and moving portrait of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and the often overlooked role she played in the discovery of the double helix. Photograph 51 masterfully weaves the thriller-like twists and tension in the race to discover the structure of DNA with lyrical moments of awe and scientific wonder, while revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. A special encore performance of last year’s debut production.
“A perfect science-history play, with all the hurtling momentum of a race towards discovery…” — Variety

FRI • March 13 • 7:30pm
SAT • March 14 • 7:30pm
SUN • March 15 • 4:00pm

All performances are at MOSH | 1025 Museum Circle
$12 MOSH members | $15 non-members
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Doors open at 7:00pm and a cash bar will be available.
SUNDAY: Doors open at 3:30pm.

There will be a panel discussion hosted by MOSH and sponsored by Mayo Clinic after the Sunday show. The topic is women in STEM fields and inspiring the next generation of scientists.

 

The Present – THE HOW AND THE WHY

A play by SARAH TREEM and directed by CARYL BUTTERLEY. Evolution and emotion collide in this thought-provoking play about science, family, and survival of the fittest. On the eve of a prestigious conference Rachel, a young, up-and-coming evolutionary biologist with a radical new hypothesis challenges the work and life choices of an established professor, who is revealed to be her birth mother. This intimate and keenly perceptive play, written by the former writer and co-executive producer of House of Cards, examines the development and progression of scientific theory, along with the difficult choices faced by women of every generation.

FRI • June 12 • 7:30pm
SAT • June 13 • 7:30pm
SUN • June 14 • 4:00pm

All performances are at MOSH | 1025 Museum Circle
$12 MOSH members | $15 non-members
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Doors open at 7:00pm and a cash bar will be available.
SUNDAY: Doors open at 3:30pm. There will be a panel discussion hosted by MOSH and sponsored by Mayo Clinic after the show.

 

The Future – A NUMBER

A play by CARYL CHURCHILL and directed by CARYL BUTTERLEY. Set in a world in which human cloning is a reality, A Number explores the ethics of cloning, the fragility of personal identity and the conflicting claims of nature and nurture. A beguiling psychological thriller that blends scientific speculation with a stunning portrait of the relationship between fathers and sons. Written by one of Britain’s greatest living playwrights.
FRI • September 11 • 7:30pm
SAT • September 12 • 7:30pm
SUN • September 13 • 4:00pm

All performances are at MOSH | 1025 Museum Circle
$12 MOSH members | $15 non-members
FRIDAY and SATURDAY: Doors open at 7:00pm and a cash bar will be available.
SUNDAY: Doors open at 3:30pm. There will be a panel discussion hosted by MOSH and sponsored by Mayo Clinic after the show.

 

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