Psychology Sponsored Event: TABOOS

Date and Time

Thursday, 10 February 2011 (All day) - Saturday, 12 February 2011 (All day)
Speaker: 
By Carl Djerassi
Lecture Abstract: 

 



 


 



 National Center for New Plays at Stanford


In association with Chemistry, Psychology, Human Biology, The School of


Medicine and the Clayman Institute


TABOOS


(When Harriet Met Sally)


By Carl Djerassi 


Directed by Rush Rehm


Feb 10,8 PM Friday Feb 11,8 PM Saturday Feb 12 (2&    8 PM).


Cubberly Auditorium


485 Lasuen Mall, School of Education, Stanford, CA


“Rugby ball theatre... exciting complications at every turn.” Time Out(London) “A spectacularly complicated reproductive mess among adults, not all of them consenting... a comedy fertilized by a what if? case study.” The Times (London) When Harriet met Sally, it was love at first sight – but then the complications began. What makes a parent? Love, genetics, giving birth? This question lies at the center of Carl Djerassi’s newest play TABOOS. Returning to his scientific roots, Djerassi explores the other side of planned parenthood.  When a lesbian couple and an infertile fundamentalist Christian couple each look to have a child, more then biology gets in the way of the idea of the “perfect family.” TABOOS is a disquieting comedy about keeping it all in the family as it explores the unexpected, and often messy, results that arise when emotions and science collide. Following the February 12th 2 PM matinee performance there will be a panel discussion held in conjunction with the Stanford School of Medicine, free and open to the public. Tickets are general admission, $25, $20 for seniors, free only for Stanford students. Stanford Tickets by phone at 650-725-2787 or visit http://www.stanford.edu/group/tickets/index.html


 

Faculty Host: 
Psychology Department
In association with Chemistry, Psychology, Human Biology, The School of
Medicine and the Clayman Institute