An Experiment with an Air Pump

August 8 – August 25, 2019 | Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

By Shelagh Stephenson | Directed by Richard Baird

Backyard Renaissance Theatre Company, as a part of the La Jolla Playhouse Resident Theatre Program, presents the San Diego premiere of An Experiment with an Air Pump.

Starring: Susan Angelo, Olivia Cordell, Francis Gercke, Jessica John, Caroline Keeler, Justin Lang and Robert Smyth

An Experiment with an Air Pump was written by Stephenson as a layman’s love poem to Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. The work spans two centuries — each on the verge of revolutionary scientific discovery. The show dives headlong into the eternal battle between science and God, self-determination and destiny, and the hand each plays in the delicate intricacies of love. First performed at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in 1998, Experiment sifts and probes the moral challenges of the present day as if written yesterday.

Venue Info

Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre

The Shank Theatre is a 98-seat theatre adjacent to the Mandell Weiss Forum theatre.

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