The Diamond Lens


full-length play produced in 2012 at the Music Box and Open Eye Figure Theatre
based on the 1858 story* by Fitz-James O’Brien

Micro-organisms live onstage!

The Diamond Lens is a dark comedy about a young man who creates the most powerful microscope in this history of the world. In order to accomplish this, he needs supernatural help and must commit a terrible crime. But when he has succeeded, he finds himself facing an insurmountable problem: love.

cast: 2M, 1F, 1F dancer, 1 live keyboard player

* never before, to the best of our knowledge, adapted for the theater