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By Brian Schwartz
Brian Schwartz introducing the play and players.
Players of the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company immediately following the performance.
In yet another unusual FHP-sponsored event, organized by Brian Schwartz, the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company performed a dramatic staged reading of “W=S:Transistor Shock,” a new play by Ivan K. Schuller and Adam J. Smith, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown, near the Denver Convention Center. A quick plot summary: A university is offered funding, but only if they’ll name a building for William Shockley. William Shockley was an American physicist and inventor who won the Nobel Prize for his work on the transistor, but was infamous for his support of eugenics. What do they do? After the performance, the director, actors, and playwrights discussed the play with the audience.