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A Comedic Play. Creation occurring in a laboratory petri dish allows us to visit the lives of Man and Woman and their family as they grumble and grow under the inquisitive and mischievous natures of their lab techs.
FINALLY! We NOW know the truth about the origin of Mankind! It all began in a Petri Dish at the Genome Observation Department!… WHO KNEW?
THAT’S RIGHT! It seems that, per the “Boss’s” instructions, an experiment was conducted that yielded a split result. The Subject divided into a positive and negative of itself, requiring careful introduction to each other in order for the experiment to continue. Relabeled “Man” and “Woman”, the subject matter was
poured into a Petri Dish and the experiment observation was begun.
We see the differences in the two “Subjects” as we follow them through their introduction, their growth in getting acquainted, their ultimate joining, and, of course, procreation. (The procreation part got a little ugly at the actual moment of birth, but, luckily, they survived it.)
Unfortunately, the whole thing was supervised by two rather unorthodox Lab Technicians, one of whom is a severe hypochondriac and worries constantly. Against explicit instructions, the Lab Techs can’t help tampering. They really should have left well enough alone, but they felt so bad because “Man” seemed to be at a definite disadvantage in several situations.
In the end, the two “Subjects” grow to maturity and have to acknowledge that, even through the rough spots, the whole thing was quite worth it because, in fact, they grew to love each other very much.
This is a touching and funny play that involves only four cast members. The set is simple and the message is a happy one. Everyone in the audience will be able to relate to what they watch unfold on the stage before their eyes.
Cast of Characters
Cast Size = 4
LAB TECH #1: (MALE) Nerdy type. Wears a lab coat and constantly writes things down on his clip board. He is a
tedious record keeper. He is also very nervous and unsure and, as a result, he is a hypochondriac.
LAB TECH #2: (MALE) More of a “Regular Guy”. Wears a lab coat. Works a little more “Off the cuff”.
MAN: Handsome, well built young man wearing a full black body suit.
WOMAN: Beautiful, well built young woman wearing a full black body suit.
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR NOTES
TIME: The Beginning
SET: On one side of the stage there is a raised platform (At least four feet high)with a railing for the “Lab Techs” to look over as they “Observe” MAN and WOMAN.
There is a sign in the back that reads:
Genome Observation Department
The first letter of each word is emboldened so that we can make out the word “GOD”. The sign is hinged on one side and when opened has a “Safe” behind it.
There is a table with lab equipment on it. This is where the Lab Technicians operate from. There is also a small table near the railing with a red phone on it.
The balance of the stage is left blank and empty. This is the “Petri Dish” where MAN and WOMAN exit. This part of the set changes with props.
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Thank you to the Gypsy Stage Company for performing our work, Women are from Venus, Men are from Uranus, at the 2016 Liverpool International Theatre Festival, and representing us and our country so very well.
Thank you even more, for bringing home the FIRST PLACE AWARD!!!!
To learn more about this event, and the award, please visit the playwright’s website blog post by clicking here.
Their are a few photos here under the “Photos” tab, but their are more with the playwright’s blog post linked above.
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