Please join me in a reading of a new play by David Rothauser, "Genie Out of the Bottle," the story of the atomic bomb in human form.
REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED. Please RSVP ASAP. Bring friends and family.
Genie Out of the Bottle is a science fiction play. It should not be confused with a historically accurate depiction of events that happened during and after World War II. Some of the dialogue and scenes are historically documented, but the basic concept and development of the story is science fiction. Dates change and morph together, modern technology, such as SKYPE, is applied for dramatic effect, the characters live during the time period 1945 to 2011. The main character, GENE HIGHHOLD, is the atomic bomb in human form. He encompasses all the scientific and technological knowledge that went into the making of the A-bomb. Neither he nor the other characters realize that he is the “bomb” until later in the play when he is diagnosed with radiation poisoning. Nuclear meltdown begins in his body and in those military and scientists he works closely with. There is no cure. Only the traditional Japanese dance, Soran Bushi, will spiritually cleanse them.
The Soran Bushi serves to unite and inspire the terminally ill characters in their life affirming struggle to conquer once and for all, the nuclear Genie.