About This Show

Payomet Performing Arts Center presents the New England premiere of A Number, by Caryl Churchill. Wesleay Savick directs. Human cloning is the subject of this beguiling hour-long psychological thriller that blends topical scientific speculation with a stunning portrait of the relationship between fathers and their sons.

“…stunning new play…ferociously inventive…gripping dramatic consideration of what happens to autonomous identity in a world where people can be cloned.” — The New York Times

“The writer takes a patented bit of paranoid fantasy from the world of science fiction–the diabolical misuse of genetifc engineering–and reconstitutes it as a potent family tragedy.” — The Washington Post

“What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking and dramatically thrilling.” — The Daily Telegraph

Ms. Churchill is the award-winning playwright whose plays include: Cloud Nine, Vinegar Tom, Top Girls, Fen, Icecream, Mad Forest, The Skriker, Far Away, and many others. By special arrangement with Samuel Frecnh, Inc.

Box Office Hours: 5-8:30 PM

Group Sales Number (15+): 508-487-5400

Appropriate For Ages: 16 +

Show Details

Running Time: 1hr 0min (0 intermissions)
Dates: Opening Night: July 21, 2005 Final Performance: August 14, 2005

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