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Science and theater workshop, Oct. 13

Actors, writers and science historians will gather in McCosh 10 for a full day of discussions and performances exploring the interactions between science and theater. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13.

The workshop's centerpiece is "Staged Science," featuring performances of excerpts from nine plays that depict scientists. Conceived and directed by Gitta Honneger, "Staged Science" includes scenes from current and classic plays such as "Inherit the Wind," "Proof" and "Copenhagen." Philip Bosco, who most recently appeared as Niels Bohr in "Copenhagen," joins other New York thespians who perform in this production.

Playwright Michael Frayn, Tony-award-winning author of "Copenhagen," will add to the day's discussions. Also speaking will be biographer Ray Monk, best known for his studies on Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bertrand Russell.

The workshop ends with a panel discussion by professors Gitta Honegger, Mario Biagioli, Anthony Grafton and Manfred Laubichler. Saturday's workshop is being organized by Grafton and Laubichler and is sponsored by the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and the Program in History of Science. The complete program is posted on the Program in History of Science Web site.

Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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