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 like plays that navigate the lives of individuals who contributed to the advancement of the field of human science. There's much to like
Don't see it if You skip quirky familial plays about too many psychologically unresolved issues. This play will make you ask more questions than it answers.
See it if you want to be surprised. It is a love story of a relationship found only after a life changing event.
Don't see it if you want a traditional story. This breaks the 4th wall, and doesn't follow a simple linear plot.
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.