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Completeness

Friday, September 16, 2011

Playwright Itamar Moses discusses his new play, “Completeness,” about a computer scientist who hooks up with a molecular biologist. He's joined by actor Karl Miller, who plays the character Elliott, who builds a computer program to help Molly with her research project, the variables in their evolving relationship shift as rapidly as the terms of their experiment. “Completeness” is playing at Playwrights Horizons Mainstage Theater through September 25.

Guests:

Karl Miller and Itamar Moses
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Comments [2]

Lisa from New York, NY

I highly doubt any reasonably intelligent person not residing in a flyover state has even seen, let alone has been influenced by, The Big Bang Theory.
The play has no similarities to the show other than the fact that the characters are pursuing graduate degrees in some type of science. The tone of the play is nowhere near a sitcom. Of course this is coming from someone who has only seen the pilot episode of Big Bang and short clips since then.

Sep. 24 2011 11:33 AM
Robert from Wantagh, New York

Listening to this raises one question - What came first "big Bang Theory" or "Completeness"? I am a fan of the television show and the only difference I can see is that Big Bang is based on nerdy physicists vs the the Completeness computer scientists.

Can you ask the question if the show had any influence on the writing of this play?

Sep. 16 2011 01:23 PM

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