DNA, a Play, and Why Fiction Matters

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Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, Matthew Broderick, Nathan Lane, and Stockard Channing in a scene from Broadway's "It's Only a Play"

We’ll find out how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures and how the forces that shaped the history of the world ultimately shape each human who inhabits it. Then Azar Nafisi talks about the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. Matthew Broderick and Micah Stock tell us about their roles in Terrence McNally’s hilarious hit comedy “It’s Only A Play.”