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Should’ve follows 3 people forever changed by the death of chemist Friedrich Wertheim, who has taken his own life after seeing his work give terrorists an easy-to-make neurotoxin.
His scientist daughter, who questions her father’s ethics and choices; her partner, a conceptual artist with more than one skeleton in his closet; and Wertheim’s estranged second wife, discover secrets that will change the way they perceive Wertheim’s life. Written by Nobel prize-winning chemist and NAS member Roald Hoffmann, Should’ve is part detective story, part ethical consideration of the social responsibility of scientists and artists, and part family drama about three people sundered and brought together by the transforming power of death.
The performance will be followed by a post-show discussion with director Nathan Norcross and Roald Hoffmann.
(Please note: Photo ID and registration are required to enter the National Academy of Sciences)
by Roald Hoffmann
Produced by Studio Theatre and National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Sciences,
2101 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20418
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