APHRODITE 2: An Erotic Comedy Mystery
Dr. Waldemar Hummer, an expert in robotics, creates an android female companion for his friend, Prof. Emanuel Gipfel, a nuclear physicist whose past three wives have died under questionable circumstances. The humanoid's designation, Aphrodite 2, suggests her erotic capabilities. But, in addition to physical beauty, she has a wise and lively intellect, with a vast array of knowledge on a variety of subjects.
Hummer may have created her too perfectly. While her responses to her environment may be somewhat limited by her programming, she's advanced enough to possess a personality of her own. Created in a laboratory, can she be a complete woman? It turns out she has some desires of her own, and is not entirely under the control of either of the two men. Where will this lead?
L. Flint Esquerra directs. The Artistic Director of The MET Theatre, his most recent directing credits include the well-received "On Holy Ground," "California Dreamin'," and "Head: The Brain That Wouldn't Die Musical."
His cast for "Aphrodite 2" includes Fiona Bates, Joseph Beck and David Bickford, all of whom will be familiar to MET audiences.
Playwright Cornelius Schnauber is Professor Emeritus of German at USC. A renowned scholar, historian, biographer and educator as well as playwright, his recently produced works in Los Angeles include "Irma and Emma," "Heydrich/Hitler/Holocaust" and "Richard and Felix: Twilight in Venice." The latter was one of the Ring Festival events concurrent with L.A. Opera's production of the Wagner Ring Cycle.
The MET Theatre: (downstairs -- The Great Scott Theatre) (View)
1089 N. Oxford Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90029
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