Doctors Jane and Alexander

Author: Edward Einhorn

Doctors Jane and Alexander

Description: Using found, fabricated, and occasionally finagled text, the playwright explores the life of his grandfather Alexander S. Wiener, the co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood, through interviews with his mother, a psychologist who recently retired due to a debilitating stroke.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2009
Date Added: 1/3/2012
Content Advisory: NA
1 Act, 100 Minutes
3 Females, 4 Males

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Keywords: Art and Artists · Biographies · Comedy · Documentary · Families · Large Cast Size · Many Locations · Memoirs · Meta · Musical · Postmodern · Sickness and Mental Illness · Single Set · Surrealism/Absurdism · True Stories

This play is in the following collections: Untitled Theater Company #61

Original Production Information

Doctors Jane and Alexander was originally presented by Untitled Theater Company #61 as part of the Festival of Jewish Theater and Ideas at Theater 3, New York City, in May-June 2009, with the following cast and credits:

Alexander: Timothy Babcock
David: Peter Bean
Actor 3 (Laura, Margaret, Teacher, etc): Talaura Harms
Edward: Jason Liebman
Actor 2 (Doctor, etc): Josh Mertz or Mawell Zener
Actor 3 (Rose, Sally, etc.): Phoebe Silva
Jane: Alyssa Simon

Director: Edward Einhorn
Music: Alexander S. Wiener and Henry Akona
Costume design: Carla Gant
Lighting design: Jeff Nash