A new play about the playwright’s grandfather, Alexander S. Wiener, who discovered the Rh Factor in blood. More…
From the show:
Told through the lens of interviews between the playwright and his mother, Jane Einhorn, a PhD psychologist and visual artist who had recently experienced a stroke at the time of the interviews. The play uses a mixture of verbatim/found text and invented dialogue to examine Wiener’s legacy, both scientific and familial. How does it change your life to have a world famous father…or grandfather? How does that legacy continue through the generations?
See it if You want to hear a son give obeisance to his demented mother.
Don't see it if Like the other son; you did not want to hear her toileting diary.
See it if You’re interested in family drama about famous scientists & don’t expect any science, history or meaningful (universal) exchanges.
Don't see it if You have a parent or spouse in a wheel chair, or dislike personal retrospectives that do not plumb the depths of human connection for all.
See it if You are okay about being scammed. The play isn’t about what it promises.+if You never seen a show at this space. Really cool and clean too.
Don't see it if You know the space and know about Rh. The play promises something that doesn’t deliver and I don’t like that. It’s literally scamming.
See it if you are interested in personality/family life of renowned hematologist & relationship between Ashkenazi Jewish scientist & smart daughter
Don't see it if you prefer linear drama/musical to play within a play about the writing process, or you don’t care about details history blood type research
See it if you like a bit of intellectual history and discussions of the nature of fame and success and the pressure of following greatness.
Don't see it if you mind some mediocre performances, a bit of choppiness, and a general lack of insight.
See it if Very academic&tedious play abt family music art&science w focus on Dr Wiener, discoverer of RH Factor. Nice violin/piano mus;uneven acting.
Don't see it if Saw show on3rd day.Some drastic changin needed;storyline needs more structure2increase audience motivation. Som fellow aud membes dozing off
See it if you’d enjoy an autobiographical vanity project, emphasis on vanity, involving three generations of the same family.
Don't see it if an indulgent story about family dynamics, medical discoveries & disappointment in one’s own achievements — or lack thereof — doesn’t appeal.
See it if You like medical history, true-life drama, and ambitious narrative structure.
Don't see it if You don’t want to indulge one person’s issues with their family. You want something fast moving and straightforward.