Join a big bunch of us late Saturday night for our temptation-filled event at the Cambridge Science Festival:
Improbable Research After Dark. SATURDAY NIGHT, May 7, 11:00 pm. Central Square Theater, Cambridge, MA.
TICKETS are on sale at the Central Square Theater and online. This will be a benefit for the Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Science Theater Project and Improbable Research.
Dramatic, two-minute-long readings from studies and patents that have won Ig Nobel Prizes, performed by some of the Boston area’s leading scientists, actors, and journalists. These are studies that make people laugh, then think. WARNING: Do not come to this event if you are easily offended by anything. Studies include The Effect of Coca-Cola as a Spermicide; The Collapse of Toilets in Glasgow; The First Case of Homosexual Necrophilia in the Mallard Duck; and many more. Featuring:
- Improbable Research editor Marc Abrahams
- Robin Abrahams, the Boston Globe‘s Miss Conduct
- Julia Lunetta, Improbable Research webmaster
- Debra Wise, artistic director, Underground Railway Theater, and actor (in Breaking the Code, et al.)
- David Kessler, stage director of the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony
- Patricia Priest, Ig Nobel Prize winner (for demonstrating that, on icy footpaths in wintertime, people slip and fall less often if they wear socks on the outside of their shoes)
- Jean Berko Gleason, professor emerita of psychology, Boston University
- Roberta Gilbert, mezzosoprano extraordinaire
- Kaitlin Thaney, open science / data enthusiast, Digital Science
- Daniel Rosenberg, chemist, Harvard University
- Jaclyn Friedman, writer, performer, activist
- Gus Rancatore, proprietor, Toscanini’s Ice Cream
- Dafydd ap Rees, actor (in Breaking the Code, et al.).
BONUS: Make a full science/theatre night of it! Earlier that evening, at 8:00 pm on the same stage, see a magnificent new production of the play Breaking the Code, about Alan Turing.
This is similar to the Improbable After Dark shows we did in March in London and in April at the Edinburgh Science Festival, but with different performers (and a higher percentage of American accents).