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January 30 – February 2, 2013  ·  Harold Prince Theatre
Runtime: 65 minutes

Welcome to the world of Jennifer Samuels, who has just discovered that she is her own twin. This stirring and “compelling solo show” (New York Times), created by Suli Holum and Deborah Stein, is a high-tech, emotionally arresting play inspired by a real-life story. Delving into the depths of modern science with theatrical wit and beguiling characterization, Chimera is an exploration of chimerism, the phenomenon of containing two different sets of DNA within one body. “Equal parts funny and smart,” this outrageous account, backed by “mesmerizing projections and lighting” (Backstage), dares to ask the question— are we defined by the swirling double helixes that comprise our DNA?

Created by Suli Holum and Deborah Stein
Written by Deborah Stein
Performed by Suli Holum

Want to learn more? Click here to visit our Chimera blog for articles, videos, images and information on the phenomenon of chimerism!

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January 31
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This performance is part of the
Annenberg Center’s Theatre Series.
Media support for these performances is provided by Philadelphia Weekly and WHYY.

Photo credit: Trevor J. Martin