Ether Dome

La Jolla Playhouse
2910 La Jolla Village Dr, San Diego, CA 92037
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When a new treatment promises to eradicate pain, a doctor and his student play out an epic battle between altruism and ambition. Based on the true story of the discovery of ether as an anesthetic in 1846, Ether Dome explores the pain that afflicts humankind, our attempts to find relief and the beginning of healthcare as big business.

"I am so drawn to the big idea at the center of Liz Egloff's new play: that our noble aspirations to alleviate suffering are undone by our innate human failings." - Artistic Director Christopher Ashley

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