A Number

Aurora Theatre Company

By Caryl Churchill. How might a man feel to realize that he is only one in a number of identical copies? Bernard has just discovered that he's not the only Bernard, and so begins a series of questions that will take him and his father on a compelling psychological journey. Set in the near future and written during a time of public debate over the ethics of cloning, "A Number" is in part an attack on patriarchy and an exploration of the way that people develop regardless of their genes.

This is what SF/Arts curator Jean Schiffman had to say about A Number :

This 2002 two-hander, by the always-intriguing British playwright Caryl Churchill, explores the science of cloning. A father (Paul Vincent O'Connor) has three adult sons (played by Joseph O'Malley); two of them are clones of the first. The relationship dynamics that ensue when Son # 1 realizes he's one of a trio call up the old nature-versus-nurture conundrum. Barbara Damashek directs for Aurora Theatre Company.

Event Info
Mar 15 → May 13
Tue & Wed at 7 pm; Thu-Sat at 8 pm & Sun at 2 & 7 pm
Aurora Theatre
2081 Addison Street, Berkeley
Info: (510) 843-4822
Venue: 510/843-4822
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