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An Immaculate Misconception

Carl Djerassi

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Description:

Dr. Melanie Laidlaw is a scientist developing the first use of ICSI, short for intracytoplasmic sperm injection. Her collaborator, Dr. Felix Frankenthaler, turns out to have his own ideas about how to implement their new procedure. The wild card is Melanie’s new lover, Menachem Dvir, a fellow scientist. This darkly comic menage-a-tois plays out not only in bedrooms and labs, but also in test tubes and under the microscope. A Brave New World indeed! Includes an interview with Liza Mundy, a staff writer at the Washington Post and the author of "Everything Conceivable: How Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Men, Women, and the World". An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring: Philip Casnoff as Menachem Dvir Kevin Kilner as Dr. Felix Frankenthaler Kendall Schmidt as Adam Jobeth Williams as Dr. Melanie Laidlaw Directed by Jenny Sullivan. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles. An Immaculate Misconception is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.

Language:

English

Narrators:

JoBeth Williams, Full Cast

Length:

1h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:14


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:17


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:54


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:59


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:10


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:51


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

03:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:00


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:46


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

02:30


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:31


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:01


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:55


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:34