Art and science are squaring off in a new play, Phallacy, in which an art historian and a chemist dispute the age of a famous bronze sculpture. The playwright, the lead actor, and the chemist who inspired the work discuss the play, which premieres in the United States this week.
Carl Djerassi, playwright, Phallacy; professor emeritus, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
Simon Jones, actor, Professor Rex Stolzfuss, Phallacy; co-artistic director, The Actors Company Theatre
Alfred Vendl, chemist, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria