DetailsOpening Skinner's Box
is a whistle stop tour of the scientific quest to make sense of what we are and who we are. Us humans. You and me. Why do we love and when would we kill? How do we learn and why do we believe in the unbelievable? How accurate is our memory? (clue: not very) and why do we keep doing things that hurt us? Up until a hundred years ago these were questions for philosophy and religion but then science wanted to join the conversation and according to science, pretty much everything we think about ourselves is wrong. Based on the fascinating and controversial book by Lauren Slater, Opening Skinner's Box
features ten great psychological experiments and the ways in which they turned our ideas about ourselves upside down. Alongside these experiments are the lives of the people who created them. They may be experimenting on us, but they are us, and Opening Skinner's Box
makes them part of the story. Fascinating, astonishing and sometimes shocking, join Improbable for a rollercoaster ride through the human mind.Performers Alan Cox, Stephen Harper, Tyrone Huggins, Marven Macbeth, Kate Marvan, Paschale Straighton.
Book by Lauren Slater. Adapted by Improbable. Producer Improbable. Producer Northern Stage. Producer West Yorkshire Playhouse. Director Phelim McDermott. Director Lee Simpson. Design Laura Hopkins. Lighting Nigel Edwards. Sound Adrienne Quartly.