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Edward Einhorn

A SHYLOCK

To find the title character of A Shylock, Jacob Levy interrogates every character in The Merchant of Venice, but a female Hamlet turns out to be his most reliable guide among the greatly varying impressions of the character

DOCTORS JANE AND ALEXANDER

Using found, fabricated, and occasionally finagled text, the playwright explores the life of his grandfather Alexander S. Wiener, the co-discoverer of the Rh factor in blood, through interviews with his mother, a psychologist who recently retired due to a debilitating stroke.

GOLEM STORIES

A new take on the golem legend about a clay man in 16th century Prague; a romance that examines the way stories we're told shape our preconceptions.

IPHIGENIA IN AULIS

Euripides' classic tragedy about Agamemnon's sacrifice of his daughter, Iphigenia, at the insistence of his soldiers, in an adaptation that emphasizes the theme of the power of the mob.

LINGUISH

Four relative strangers are quarantined with a new disease that causes aphasia, the neurological disorder that takes away one's ability to use language, and are forced to find new ways to communicate.

LYSISTRATA

Aristophanes' classic comedy about a sex strike in the name of peace, adapted to emphasize the bawdy humor.

ONE HEAD TOO MANY

A fairy tale from another planet in which a princess falls in love with her second head.

PLAYING DREIDEL WITH JUDAH MACCABEE

An original Hanukkah play, told in eight scenes, in which a contemporary boy named Jonathan meets the historical Judah Maccabee.

RUDOLF II

The life and dissolution of Rudolf II, the bisexual, bipolar Holy Roman emperor who transformed Prague with his love of the arts and sciences, his mystical beliefs, and his deep paranoia.

STRANGERS

A man and a woman are in what seems to be a waiting room. Is it a doctor's waiting room? If so, what's wrong?

THE LIVING METHUSELAH

The oldest living man survives every disaster in human history, with the help of his wife Serach, the oldest living woman, but when a doctor tells him he will only live until the end of the play, will this be his final curtain?

THE VELVET ORATORIO

A retelling of the Velvet Revolution through found text, choral music, and scenes inspired by Václav Havel's Vanêk plays.

UNAUTHORIZED MAGIC IN OZ

A modern Oz story about a witch who is breaking the law with her magic, based on Edward Einhorn's modern Oz novels.

Edward Einhorn has written plays about neurology; picture books about math; adaptations of sci-fi novels; translations of French and Czech absurdists and of ancient Greek drama; puppet theater; modern Oz novels; explorations of economic theory; autobiographical found text dramas; midrashim on Jewish cultural icons; a libretto for an oratorio; and other texts of a less definable nature.  He has also directed much of the above. Theater venues include La MaMa, 3LD Art & Technology Center, The Ohio, St. Ann's Warehouse, P.S. 122, the Walter Bruno Theater at Lincoln Center, The Brick, the Czech Embassy in Washington, and the Bohemian National Hall. He is also the Artistic Director of Untitled Theater Company #61 - a Theater of Ideas.