“An Immaculate Misconception”
by Carl Djerassi
11: Tricycle Theatre,
24: Eureka Theatre,
6: Cowell Theatre,
15: Jermyn Street Theatre,
August 6 – 31: Edinburgh Festival Fringe, C-too Theatre, one-act version directed by William Archer (with Saul Reichlin, Jude Allen and Michael Matus).
Oct. 6: Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, special Edinburgh Fringe guest performance (directed by William Archer) at International Congress of Fertility and Sterility.
March 16 – April 18: New
April 1 – May 2: Eureka Theatre, San Francisco, CA directed by Edward Hastings (with Peter Vilkin, Denise Balthrop Cassidy, Paul Sulzman, Maxine Wyman and Zach Kenney).
May 29, June 2 – 5: Jugendstiltheater am Steinhof, Vienna German premiere (“Unbefleckt”) directed by Isabella Gregor with Susanna Kraus (Melanie Laidlaw), Alexander Strobele (Menachem Dvir), Georg Schuchter (Felix Frankenthaler), and Simon Schober (Adam).
Aug. 15 – Sept. 4: Unadilla Summer Theatre, Marshfield, VT directed by Bill Blachly (with Russel Brown, Ellen Blachly, Pavel Wonsowicz and Daniel Drew).
Feb. 29: Theater am Tanzbrunnen,
April 7: Alcazar Theatre, San Francisco, Global Stage performance for video filming directed by Libby Pratt (with Eryn Maybruck, Eric Wolfson, Mathew Dingess, and Edwin Day).
May 6 – 7: BBC World Service radio broadcast directed by Andy Jordan (with Henry Goodman, Michael Cochrane, Penny Downie and Josh Brody).
June 7 – 9: Deutsches Museum, Munich, guest performances of Viennese production of “Unbefleckt” directed by Isabella Gregor (with Susanna Kraus, Alexander Strobele, Heinz Wustinger and Simon Schrober).
Sept. 8: Teater Västernorrland, Sundsvall, Swedish premiere of “Obefläckad” directed by Tomas Melander (with Gisela Nilsson, Sören Eriksson, Per Arvdisson and Daniel Magnusson).
10: Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, guest performance
May 16: Westdeutscher Rundfunk,
15, 17: Urania,
Sept. 26 – Oct. 28: Primary Stages Theatre, New York, directed by Margaret Booker (with Ann Dowd, David Adkins, Adam Rose and Thomas Schall).
28 – May (2002): Satire Theater,
Oct. 17: Hörspielgalerie WDR-3, repeat presentation of May 16 radio broadcast of “Unbefleckt”.
Dec. 22: Swedish Radio broadcast of “Obefläckad”, directed by Tomas Melander (with Gisela Nillson, Sören Eriksson, Per Arvidsson and Daniel Magnusson).
April 12 – May 5: Théâtre du Grütli, Geneva, French production (“Une Immaculée Miss Conception”) directed by Geoffrey Dyson (with Caroline Gasser, Michel Kullmann, Nathan Monney and Roberto Salomon).
5: Kunsthalle, Krems (
14 – Dec. 1:
4 - 5:
7 – 11:
Wednesday, January 7 at
Thursday, January 8 at (Q&A with playwright follows this performance)
Friday, January 9 at
Sunday, January 11 at &
The performances were recorded for the nationally syndicated radio theater series, The Play’s the Thing, which airs locally every Saturday night from 8 pm to 10 pm on 89.3 FM KPCC, and can also be heard on 94.7 FM KPFA in Northern California; 89.7 FM WGBH in Boston; 94.9 FM KUOW in Seattle; 88.9 FM WQCS in central Florida; and XM Satellite Radio
April 21 – Mai 30: Lisbon (Teatro da Trindade): Portuguese language premiere of (“Esse Espermatozóide é Meu!”) under the direction of Paulo Matos with Mafalda Vilhena, Edwin Luisi, Paulo Matos, and César Brito.
June 5, 6, 11, 12 ( during Berlin “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaft”) & 13: Berlin Robert Koch Hörsaal, Inst. f. Mikrobiologie & Hygiene, Humboldt-Universität (20:00) by Maxim Gorky Theater Group (directed by Ole Erdmann) with Angela Fiedler, Romy Franz, Steffen Kommer, David Krause, Christine Lander, Florian Meyer, Janina Nelson, Bertram Schirr and Pauline Schuster.
Aug. 28: Waldkirchen/Thaya (Austria): 5:00PM: Summer Theatre Fratres presentation (5:00PM) at Gutshof Fratres of UNBEFLECKT (“An Immaculate Misconception”) directed by Isabella Gregor with Maria Hartmann, Heinz Wustinger, Zdenek Maryska, and Simon Schober. Piano Prof. Wolfgang Mastnak.
Nov. 17 – Dec. 10:
Dec. 5: Palm Springs, CA: Rehearsed reading of Scenes 5, 6 and 7 by Magic Theatre (San Francisco) with Jill Eikenberry (Melanie Laidlaw) and Michael Tucker (Felix Frankenthaler) directed by Chris Smith at Bioagenda Conference.
Sept. 7 - 17: Detroit: Hilberry Theatre (4743 Cass Ave.), new "Detroit version" of AN IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION directed by Gillian Eaton with Roxanne Wellington, Tom Hoagland, and Mark Robson.
Performances at on Sept. 7, 8, 9,10,14,16 and 17 and matinees () on Sept. 10 and 17.
March 13: St. Etienne: French performance () in Lycée Etienne Mimard Theatre with Robinson Delaugerre (FELIX), Sophie Ranty (MELANIE), Sebastien Rambaud (MENACHEM), and Benjamin Dhont (ADAM).
March 24: Bremen: Performance (7:00PM) of UNBEFLECT in “Haus der Wissenschaft” by Bremen Shakespeare Company with Susanne Plassmann (MELANIE), Tobias Dürr (FELIX) und Thomas C. Zinke (VITALI) followed by panel discussion of play’s theme.
June 8: Bath (UK): Staged rehearsed reading directed by Andy Jordan with Oliver Tobias (Vitaly), Claudia Christian (Melanie) and Michael Fenner (Felix) at Association of Research Ethics Committees City of Bath Conference (“Codes, Conduct, Genetics, and Ethics”) followed by panel discussion with Dea Birkett, Jane Barrett, Richard Nicholson and Michael Bone.
(“An Immaculate Misconception”) translated by Alexander Kasal, dramaturgy by Hynek Pekárek, directed by Ivan Chrz with Dana Cerná (Melanie Laidlaw), Jiři Ornest (Menachem Dvir), Jan Vlasák (Felix Frankenthaler) and Vojtêch Hájek (Adam).
March 14 - 15: Zurich: German staging of “Detroit “ 2005 version under the direction of Isabella Gregor on occasion of 175th anniversary of the University of Zurich School of Medicine with Maria Hartmann (Melanie Laidlaw), Helmut Rühl (Vitali Slavski), Heinz Wustinger (Felix Frankenthaler), Marton Götz (Ivan), and Sean Pearson (Yuri).
Sept. 13: Bregenz, Austria: Staged rehearsed reading of UNBEFLECKT (directed by Isabella Gregor) in Theater am Kornmarkt on occasion of Bodenseedialoge 2013 with Julia Cencig (Melanie Laidlaw), Roman Schmetzer (Vitali Slavski), Christian Strasser (Felix Frankenthaler), Johannes Erath (Ivan), and Johannes Österie (Yuri).