Set in the HIV/AIDS crisis of the 1980s, love and science Opening Off-Broadway on June 4th
Inheritancewith Jonathan Burke unsuccessful play‘s Matt Walker will play two gay medical students in a new play in New York City Center.
off-broadway love and science open June 4th at New York City Center Stage II. The play, written by playwright and scientist David J. Glass, is set during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s. The premiere began on May 26th and ran through July 6th.
Jonathan Burke (Inheritance) and Lucille Lortel candidate Matt Walker (unsuccessful play) Thursday Farrar, who leads a theater company that includes ensemble members and Broadway alumni (Aida), Ryan Knowles (Lightning Thief: Percy Jackson Musical), tally session ( Anastasia), Imani Pearl Williams (1776), Netflix movie star Adrian Greensmith (metal road).
Burke and Walker play two gay medical students who bond while working in the same retrovirus lab. But then the HIV/AIDS epidemic broke out and suddenly they went their separate ways and their relationship was turned upside down. Questions are raised about their values as scientists and doctors, as well as their responsibilities as homosexuals, who try to have love and hope in the face of crises and the reality of scientific progress.
Directed by Allen MacLeod, key members of the creative team are stage designer Zoe Hurwitz, costume designer Camila Derry, lighting designer Reza Bejatto, original music and sound designer Jane Shaw, and an intimacy and movement. Directed by Dave Anzuelo.
“The panic early in the COVID-19 pandemic felt eerily similar to the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic,” Glass said in a statement. “This led me back to being a playwright after decades of medical research. love and science This is my attempt to shed more light on a tumultuous moment in New York history that is being forgotten. ”
The play was inspired by Glass’ time as a medical student treating HIV patients at New York Medical College. He also did post-doctoral research on cancer in his HIV and other emerging infectious disease-focused labs at Columbia University.