Curtain Opens on New Play About Art and Science 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.
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Curtain Opens on New Play About Art and Science

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Curtain Opens on New Play About Art and Science

Curtain Opens on New Play About Art and Science

Curtain Opens on New Play About Art and Science

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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