Wednesday, October 2, 2013

GM Foods meet Greek tragedy in new Vancouver play

When playwright Jason Patrick Rothery set out to adapt the tragic tale of Oedipus Rex, he never imagined that his new work would turn out to mirror controversial current events. But that’s exactly what’s happening with Inside the Seed.

Produced by Upintheair Theatre, Jason Patrick Rothery's play is an adaption of the tragic tale of Oedipus Rex. It follows a scientist at a giant biotech corporation who’s developed the “perfect” seed. He claims the Golden Grain will put an end to global hunger, but it has a dark side. Just weeks before the show’s upcoming premiere in Vancouver, meanwhile, hundreds of farmers in the Philippines made headlines for trampling a test plot of a genetically engineered product known as Golden Rice.

Read more at the Georgia Straight.

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