Tom Attea's new play Science will play a limited engagement at Theater for the New City April 14-May 1, with opening night April 22.
Directed by Mark Marcante, Science follows Nobel-Prize winning research chemist and professor Dr. Alexander Morgan and his student Bret Wilmont. The two clash over religious beliefs and campus rumors that Dr. Morgan is an atheist. The Christian-raised student eventually meets the doctor's daughter and falls head-over-heels for her, posing a few complications to his life.
Featured in the cast are Robert Gregory, Tom Koch, Madison Finney, Robin May, Blake McAlister, Maura Moreau, Alyssa Palmigiano, Ellen Revesz, and Joel Shaw.
"I wrote Science to present on the stage what I believe are some of the biggest urgent questions facing humanity,” shares Attea. "As always, the play invites the members of the audience to make up their own minds about which emphasis they prefer—a devotion, as one's primary reverence, to the care of this life or to End Times."
The production will also have music by Arthur Abrams, scenic design by Mark Marcante, costume and prop design by Lytza Colon, lighting design by Alexander Bartenieff, sound design by Roy Chang, and assistant direction and casting by Danielle Hauser. Natasha Velez is the stage manager.