A Number, Starring Josh Charles and Bill Smitrovich, at the Geary Theater
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The last date listed for A Number was Sunday May 28, 2006 / 2:00pm.
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VERY short show (less than an hour), and the dialogue is more like a dramatic experiment than an interesting experience (they keep talking in circles instead of directly). The description for this show is far more intriguing than the actual...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Stunning! Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’ll be able to keep a critical distance.” —New York Times
“Fiendishly clever.” —Washington Post
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Anna Shapiro
Is your identity really yours? In the gripping new drama A Number, a man is confronted by three of his grown sons when they discover that they are replicates—human clones cut from identical genetic cloth with drastically differing results. As each son in turn seeks the truth behind his genesis, A Number tackles with chilling grace the unsettling question of individualism, the ongoing battle between “nature” and “nurture,” and a brave new family’s desperate attempt to negotiate this brave new era.
A Number features Josh Charles (“Sports Night,” Four Brothers, Dead Poets Society) in the multiple roles of Bernard, and veteran Broadway and film actor Bill Smitrovich (“24,” HBO’s Mrs. Harris, “Life Goes On”) portrays their father, Salter. Anna D. Shapiro, one of the few directors honored as an ensemble member of the groundbreaking Steppenwolf Theatre Company, directs.