Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated writer and director Eric Simonson explores the most famous archeological hoax in history. Alternating between 1914 and 1953, journalists and scientists set out to uncover who planted the Piltdown Man skull. Everyone’s a suspect, including legendary Sherlock Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Originally produced at Steppenwolf Theatre 2009 with Martha Lavey as Artistic Director.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Kate Arrington as Rebecca/Katarina
Coburn Goss as de Chardin/Doug Arnt
Frank Guinan as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle/Jonathan Cole
Alan Wilder as Arthur Woodward/Paul Moody
Larry Yando as Charles Dawson/Henry Billings
Includes an interview with Russell H. Tuttle, a Professor of Anthropology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Chicago.
Directed by Eric Simonson. Recorded before a live audience at WBEZ Studios, Chicago in November of 2009.
Fake is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.