Doctors Jane and Alexander

Doctors Jane and Alexander

Date/Time
Date(s) - Jan 24, 2020 - Feb 15, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Location
HERE Arts Center

Region
Manhattan

Category(ies)

A play about science, art, ambition, and a Jewish family.

Edward Einhorn writes about his grandfather, Alexander S. Wiener, who discovered the Rh Factor in Blood. Told through the lens of interviews with his mother, Jane Einhorn, a PhD psychologist and visual artist who had recently experienced a stroke at the time of the interviews. The play uses a mixture of verbatim/found text and invented dialogue to examine Wiener’s legacy, both scientific and familial. How does it change your life to have a world famous father…or grandfather? How does that legacy continue through the generations?

Untitled Theater Company No. 61’s first production at HERE since The Marriage of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein in 2017, which received a Critic’s Pick from Jesse Green at the New York Times (and is moving to a London production in May 2020). Featuring Alyssa Simon as Jane, who was described as “radiant” when she played Toklas in the earlier production.

First workshopped at Ensemble Studio Theater as the recipient of a Sloane Grant for plays about science, then in the Festival of Jewish Theater and Ideas.