A Number


Text Caryl Churchill
Direction James Macdonald

2004/05 Season

November 16, 2004—January 16, 2005

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A Number is the latest play from Caryl Churchill (Far Away, Serious Money, Cloud Nine) whom The Times of London calls “the most daring of our dramatists.” As A Number begins, a son confronts his father with the startling knowledge that he has genetically identical counterparts and is merely one of “a number.” Upon this topical foundation, Churchill shifts gears to engage in a penetrating, timeless inquiry aimed at the intersection of morality, nature versus nurture, and the very substance of love. When A Number premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in September 2002, The Telegraph said, “What a tremendous play this is, moving, thought-provoking, and dramatically thrilling.”

Scenic Design Eugene Lee
Costume Design Gabriel Berry
Lighting Design Edward Pierce
Sound Design Darron L West
Stage Manager Martha Donaldson

with Dallas Roberts and Sam Shepard