LOS ANGELES -- Two research scientists that history will surely forget are the subject of Great Men of Science Nos. 21 and 22, the dark comedy by Glen Berger that has its world premiere at The Lost Studio Theatre Mar. 20.
Produced by the Circle X Theatre Co., Berger's play is about two slightly mad but brilliant scientists, one of whom is endeavoring to create "the first anatomically accurate automata the world has ever seen," while the other has spent his life "studying how life is created."
A company spokesperson further described the play as "a passionate and humorous piece dissecting the desire in all of us to achieve greatness and immortality."
Directed by Jillian Armenante, Great Men of Science's cast includes Mathew Allen Bretz, Alice Dodd, Bob Clendenin, Paul Morgan Stetler, Jim Anzide, Melanie Van Betten and David Paul Wichert.
Performances are Thu.-Fri. at 8 PM, Sat. at 2 PM and 8 PM and Sun. at 8 PM at the Lost Studio Theatre, 130 S. LaBrea Ave. For tickets, $15 (Sat. matinees are "pay what you can."), call (213) 969-9239. -- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent