Prymate by Mark Medoff opens at the Longacre Theatre on 5 May 2004.


Tue 6 Apr 2004 Prymate by Mark Medoff opens at the Longacre Theatre on 5 May 2004. Prymate by Mark Medoff opens at the Longacre Theatre on 5 May 2004, following previews from 16 Apr 2004. The cast includes Andre De Shields, Phyllis Frelich, James Naughton, Heather Tom It is directed by Edwin Sherin , designed by Robert Steinberg, lighting by Jeff Nellis, costumes by Colleen Musha , and produced by Michael Parva, Chase Mishkin, and Leonard Soloway in association with Debra Black In the arenas of science and love, who has the right to do what to whom? The play follows the story of a gorilla named Graham � unique because of his ability to communicate in American Sign Language but also quite valuable as a research subject in a quest for an AIDS vaccine � and the two researchers who battle for the right to use Graham for their own purposes. Prymate considers the ethical dilemmas facing the scientists, who are also lovers, while simultaneously exploring the human relationships among them