Two research scientists that history will surely forget are the subject of Great Men of Science Nos. 21 and 22, a dark comedy by Glen Berger that had its world premiere at L.A.'s The Lost Studio Theatre in March and will now get a separate New York production, May 14-31.
Produced by SpinArt and Blue Peach Productions, Berger's play is about two slightly mad but brilliant scientists, one of whom endeavors to create "the first anatomically accurate automata the world has ever seen" -- in other words, he tries to make a man-made duck that walks, eats and excretes just like a real duck. The other scientist has spent his life "studying how life is created."
Alexandra Aron directs the piece at the Off-Off-Broadway Currican Theatre space, 154 West 29th St. Berger's other plays include Bessemer's Spectacles and The Wooden Breeks.
For tickets ($12) and information on Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 call (212) 462-9189.