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“A Number” Prophesies a Clone Crisis, at Aurora, Berkeley

“A Number” Prophesies a Clone Crisis, at Aurora, Berkeley

Caryl Churchill Spins the Numbers Game by Barry David Horwitz Behind a low, white circular barrier, suggesting a petri dish, an anxious son confronts his worried father. In her shocking play “A Number,” Caryl Churchill uses three cloned sons to make us think about the present threat of identity loss. She also catapults us into the future, to consider how Tech may be muddling our identities. Churchill is up to her poetic trickery as the sons extract different origin stories…

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