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Baylor University Theatre Presents: An Experiment With An an Air Pump

Event for tourists

Date: 11/13/2016

Time & Place:
Hooper-Schaefer Fine Arts Center, 60 Baylor Avenue, 2:00 PM

Directed by Laura Nicholas, For tickets call the Baylor Theatre Box Office: 254-710-1865. In Joseph Wright’s 1769 painting, a group of people huddle around a “natural philosopher” by candlelight, eager for the results of a dark experiment. In British playwright Shelagh Stephenson’s play, as in Wright’s painting, science and humanity clash, run parallel, and intersect on the brink of revolution. Moments of light-heartedness and memorable characters punctuate a suspense-filled journey through two decades connected by the secrets of the same shadowy house and the Fenwick family. As evocative an art piece as Wright’s candlelit scene is, the conflict on display in Stephenson’s writing promises to be just as haunting.

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