A free, one-night-only presentation of the new rock opera Playing God, created by Finnish bioethicists and musicians Matti Häyry and Tuija Takala and legendary drummer Corky Laing (of the celebrated rock band Mountain).
Playing God tells the story of a fictional small town whose inhabitants have enjoyed the benefits of gene technology for decades. In a world of “designer babies” and “savior siblings,” Playing God raises open-ended ethical questions about parental choices, perfection, identity and what it means to be human when our fundamental genes are open to manipulation. Critically praised, Playing God has been likened to such classic rock theatre pieces as Tommy, The Wall and the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Following the performance, there will be a panel discussion led by medical ethicist Joseph J. Fins, MD.