DOI: 10.5040/9781580815932.01

Duration: 1:50:27

  • 001_Introduction.mp3 0:01:03
  • 002_Act One Part One.mp3 0:23:15
  • 003_Act One Part Two.mp3 0:11:02
  • 004_Act One Part Three.mp3 0:10:56
  • 005_Act One Part Four.mp3 0:06:07
  • 006_Act Two Part One.mp3 0:15:27
  • 007_Act Two Part Two.mp3 0:11:42
  • 008_Act Two Part Three.mp3 0:08:39
  • 009_Act Two Part Four.mp3 0:13:06
  • 010_Credits.mp3 0:00:48
  • 011_Interview with Dr. Stanley Nelson.mp3 0:08:22

At the center of Cassandra Medley's play is the controversial idea that higher concentrations of melanin in the genetic makeup of people of color make them mentally, physically, and spiritually superior. Based on the scientific studies of her ironically now-deceased father, Kalima, a fledging molecular scientist looking to come to her own has a difficult time owning his flawed research. Her mother Claire, who carry's her deceased husband's scientific torch has a hard time reckoning with her daughter's enlightenment.

Includes an interview with Dr. Stanley Nelson, Professor of Human Genetics and Psychiatry at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Judyann Elder, Deidrie Henry, James Pickens Jr., Jason Ritter, Terrell Tilford and Lorraine Toussaint.

Relativity 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.

Featuring: Judyann Elder, Deidrie Henry, James Pickens Jr., Jason Ritter, Terrell Tilford, Lorraine Toussaint

From Relativity


LA Theatre Works

Cassandra Medley

ISBN: 9781580815932

Series: L.A. Theatre Works

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