The Piltdown Man: The Play
A new play opening at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, Fake
by Eric Simonson, is based on the Piltdown Man hoax
. It looks pretty good, but I can't find any indication if there are plans for it to go on tour and come to San Diego.
In 1914, renowned mystery writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle invites four guests to his English country home. Each visitor has a connection to the infamous "Piltdown Man," purported to be the missing link between ape and man—later exposed as a hoax. Swinging back and forth through time, Fake investigates how “Piltdown” rattled assumptions about evolution, faith and science—and how we are transformed by our quest for the truth.
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