Two research scientists history will surely forget are the subject of Great Men of Science Nos. 21 and 22, a dark comedy by Glen Berger, at Yale School of Drama, in a run that began Oct. 19, ending October 24.
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 ".Berger's other plays include Bessemer's Spectacles and The Wooden Breeks.
Wier Harman, former resident director of Seattle's Annex Theatre, directs the piece.
For tickets ($10-$12) and information on Yale School of Drama's production of Great Men of Science, Nos. 21 & 22 by Glen Berger, call (203) 432-1234.