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A Stroke of Genius

PIT Collective
Jack Dome, Pleasance Dome, 1 Bristo Square, Edinburgh EH8 9AL, UK
5 August 2009 - 31 August 2009 2.40pm-3.40pm

A play at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe inspired by the the true story of the Repository for Germinal Choice, a sperm bank for Nobel Prize winners.

Rural librarian Dora Blake decides that she wants to have a genius child, and plots to blackmail a famous national hero on his upcoming book tour, but first she needs to seduce a young scientist to help her with the finer points of sperm donation and genetic manipulation.

The play is performed daily (except on Monday 17 August and Monday 24 August) from Wednesday 5 August to Monday 31 August inclusive. Performances on 5-7 August cost £5 to attend. Performances on 8-13, 18-20, 25-27 and 31 August cost £8 (£6.50 concessions) to attend. Performances on 14-16, 21-23 and 28-30 August cost £9 (£7.50 concessions) to attend. To book tickets, call +44 (0)131 556 6550.

Find out more about the Repository for Germinal Choice in The Genius Factory: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank, by David Plotz (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA); and find out about William Shockley (the only Nobel Laureate to have publicly donated to the Repository for Germinal Choice) in Broken Genius: The Rise and Fall of William Shockley, Creator of the Electronic Age, by Joel Shurkin (buy this book from Amazon UK or Amazon USA).

Further details of this event are available on the PIT Collective website.