Chemistry in Theater: A Dramatic Reading of "Insufficiency"

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Chemistry in Theater: A Dramatic Reading of "Insufficiency"

The Rhode Island Section of the American Chemical Society cordially invites you to “Chemistry in Theater”
7:15 Presentation of “Insufficiency,” a dramatic reading of the Carl Djerassi comedy, featuring Bishop Hendricken chemistry students   at Bishop Hendricken’s  Dr. Daniel S. Harrop Theater
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at  Bishop Hendricken High School, 2615 Warwick Avenue, Warwick, RI
 
 
Insufficiency – The play features Jerzy Krzyz, a Polish chemist with a unique specialty, Bubbleology.  (Yes, this is a serious scientific subject!)  He has just arrived at an American university Chemistry Department and is determined to get a tenured position.  However, he finds great challenges in that others in the department have little respect for him or his subject.  Things get out of hand when he gives two colleagues, who are blocking his appointment, some experimental champagne that mysteriously kills them.  Was it an accident ….or revenge?  To find out, you simply must attend this comedy of academic manners and suspense.
Carl Djerassi is a world-famous organic chemist. Professor emeritus at Stanford University, he is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and recipient of the National Medal of Science, the National Medal of Technology, the ACS Priestley Medal and many other awards. Co-author of the noted play, “Oxygen,” his science-in-theater plays have been translated into twenty languages and performed around the world. “Chemistry in Theater,” published in 2012, demonstrates Djerassi’s belief that students need to understand literature as well as science, that the literature needs to reflect accurate chemistry, and that developing the brain’s arts side as well as the science side is essential to success in science.  This evening’s collaboration between the Bishop Hendricken Arts and Science Departments puts Djerassi’s ideas into action.
 
All are welcome at this event and need not be members of the ACS.
 
There is no charge to attend the performance only.
 
The optional pre-performance buffet dinner includes:
5:30  Tour of the Hendricken Science Department Facilities
6:00  Reception (at Founders Hall)
enjoy wine, cold drinks and light appetizers while you relax and converse with colleagues
6:30   Buffet Dinner Featuring:
Garden Salad with Vinaigrette or Ranch Dressing
Fresh Rolls & Butter
Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms , Pasta Alfredo with Broccoli
Oven Roasted Potatoes, Fresh Green Beans
Assorted Pastries, Hot Coffee, Tea
 
Reception/ Buffet Cost:  $20 per person
(Students  $10)

Reservations Required for Dinner
Payment will be accepted at the door.
Checks should be made out to “RIACS”

 
RSVP by Wednesday February 20th to
Kathy Siok (
kathys5@cox.net)