There is no need to worry, because until June 19th we have another voting period open to choose, together, the work to be translated by the Collaborative Translation Project and then read in another session of Read Theatre With Science.
The winning work will be announced after the voting and we will start recruiting translator-volunteers afterwards. Those interested in joining this collaborative effort may register through the following e-mail: email@example.com
Here is the link for voting. We also leave a brief synopsis of each work, to help you make a fully informed decision.
Rain Dance, by Lanford Wilson
In a ramshackle cantina in Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the night of July 15, 1945, four people await the test of the atomic bomb. Each of them is connected directly or indirectly with the top-secret Trinity project, and over the course of the evening the horror of what is about to be unleashed on the world begins to dawn on them. As tensions mount, and questions of science, religion and morality collide, “Rain Dance” makes palpable the thrilling and terrifying journey of our first steps into the atomic age.
The Other Place, by Sharr White
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. Her husband has filed for divorce, her daughter has eloped with a much older man and her own health is in jeopardy. But in this brilliantly crafted work, nothing is as it seems. Piece by piece, a mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth about Juliana boils to the surface.
On The Verge, or The Geography of Yearning, by Eric Overmyer
In 1888, three experienced, nineteenth-century American lady adventurers, armed with umbrellas, a picnic and pith helmets, set out to explore “Terra Incognito”, eagerly embracing cultures and replicas of distant civilizations (such as an eggbeater which they deduce must be “a marsupial’s unicicle”). Caught in a time warp, they find themselves in Eisenhower’s 1950s America where they sample rock’n’roll and discover artefacts which include “I like Ike” badges and yet more eggbeaters! The trio split when two decide to remain in 1955: Alexandra becomes an expert rock’n’roller and Fanny falls in love with a cocktail-bar owner. It is left to Mary to continue the journey of exploration, but not before she has shed her Victorian garb for a pair of trousers!
Trumpery, by Peter Parnell
It is 1858. Charles Darwin struggles to finish On the Origin of Species and give the world his theory of natural selection, while coping with family illness and his own impending loss of faith. Meanwhile, halfway around the world, Alfred Russel Wallace, a brilliant but virtually unknown explorer and Utopian socialist, has come up with the exact same theory. The one person he sends his abstract to is Charles Darwin. Can Darwin claim priority? And what will happen if he doesn’t finish his own book in time? Vibrantly comic and deeply moving, Trumpery examines what it means to live in a Darwinian universe from the points of view of the men who discovered the idea.
The Ruby Sunrise, by Rinne Groff
Hailed by The Boston Globe as “a gem,” The Ruby Sunrise begins when a 1920s tomboy feverishly works to develop her latest invention—a little something called “television.” Twenty-five years later, her daughter will stop at nothing to bring her mother’s incredible story to life during TV’s Golden Age. But will it get the truth it deserves?
“A finely tuned portrait of television’s early days. [Groff] has managed to skillfully blend past and present.” — Providence Journal