In the high-stakes world of cancer research, Dr. William Shumway has just made a stunning breakthrough. But is it really the long-sought cure for cancer? Despite the young scientist’s reservations, a senior mentor pressures him to trumpet his findings to the world. Part medical drama, part suspense-filled thriller, Bob Clyman’s Secret Order turns its microscope on bioethics, money and power.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Angela Goethals as Alice Curiton
Will McCormack as William Shumway
Richard Schiff as Robert Brock
George Segal as Saul Roth
Includes an interview with Dr. Harvey Herschman, Director for Basic Research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Directed by Gordon Hunt. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in January of 2008.
Secret Order 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.