The fear that DNA thieves will snatch a bit of Angelina Jolie or Brad Pitt from a used wine glass has prompted stars to start patenting their genetics.
It also inspired the creation of Dr. Egg and the Man with No Ear.
Exploring the moral and ethical dilemmas of a society facing continued scientific advances in health and fertility, the Australian theatre piece is a quirky modern-day fable.
A man loses his ear in a bizarre cycling accident involving a bull terrier, and cannot shake the yearning to replace it.
Enter a mysterious scientist, Dr Egg, who offers a previously unthinkable possibility - he can grow the man a new ear.
But first he needs a piece of his daughters’ precious flesh.
The man refuses to harm his daughter. But eager to make her dad happy, the little girl makes her way to the lab of Dr Egg and offers up her ear.
When the science is done, the ear grows and grows.
And it does not stop there.
A new life is made. And it just happens to look a lot like the little girl.
Now, she’s faced with a serious dilemma.
The play combines puppetry, stop-motion animation, original music and physical performance, to create a Pixar-like atmosphere on stage.
The show was written by Catherine Fargher, a doctorate student at the University of Wollongong in Australia.
Dr. Egg and the Man with No Ear is at the Yukon Arts Centre October 20 and 21.
The performance starts at 8 p.m., and it’s family friendly.
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