Bob Clyman

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Plays by Bob Clyman

audio Secret Order

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

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, Secret Order turns its microscope on bioethics, money and power.

Includes an interview with Dr. Harvey Herschman, Director for Basic Research at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Angela Goethals, Will McCormack, Richard Schiff and George Segal.

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.

Featuring: Angela Goethals, Will McCormack, Richard Schiff, George Segal

Bob Clyman is a playwright whose work has been performed throughout the United States, as well has internationally. His play Secret Order was nominated for an Outer Circle Critics Award for best script after its 2008 run at New York's 59E59 theatre. He has also won two Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards, for Tranced in 2008 and The Exceptionals in 2010. His other plays include Book Of David, Council Of Thirty, Famous Ali, The Hill-Matheson Affair, Siggy, Where The Sun Never Sets and Winter Lies.