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A Staged Reading of "A Number"

Monday, October 30, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

NAS Building, 2101 Constitution Ave., N.W., Fred Kavli Auditorium

Free and open to the public. Registration and photo ID required.


Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and The Science & Entertainment Exchange for a staged reading of Caryl Churchill's A Number. The renowned English playwright has created an intimate family play that explores the possibilities of human cloning and the complexity of nature versus nurture. The performance is directed by Samantha Wyer Bello, Director of Education, Shakespeare Theatre Company. The cast features Rick Foucheux and Cody Nickell.

Ann Merchant, Deputy Director of Communications, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, will facilitate a post-show discussion with Samantha Wyer Bello and Gail Geller, Professor, Berman Institute of Bioethics and School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University.

The Shakespeare Theatre Company is handling ticketing for this free event. Register via the link above or by calling the Box Office at (202) 547-1122.

Number A is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Photo of the Fred Kavli Auditorium at the National Academy of Sciences (c) 2012 Maxwell MacKenzie.

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