Inventor of "pill" writing plays

Djerassi, emeritus professor of chemistry at Stanford and renowned inventor of the birth control pill, has spent the past 20 years writing on the human aspects of science. He has written multiple fiction and non-fiction works as well as 8 plays, and was awarded the National Medal of Science by President Nixon, at a time when he appeared on Nixon’s infamous “Enemies List.”

Listing Info: Three On A Couch

Written by Carl Djerassi, Directed by Elena Araoz

Runs May 29 Opens Sunday, June 8 and will run through June 22, 2008

Performances schedule: Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8PM,

with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 3PM

The Soho Playhouse is located at 15 Vandam Street

Tickets are $30 - $42.50 and can be purchased at / 212-691-1555

Running time is 90 Minutes

"The play is a light and witty sex romp"
Scientists involved with the pill, Gregory Pincus died in 1967, John Rock died in 1984,Dr. Min Chueh Chang died in 1991, Russell Earle Marker died in 1995 and Luis Miramontes died in 2004.

What surprised me is that Djerassi was President of Syntex where he made his fortune. Syntex made birth control pills. Luis Miramontes was associated with Syntex and George Rosenkranz, still living, was Chairman of the Board. They have been put in the “U.S. Inventors Hall of Fame.”

In 1994, Syntex became a part of the Roche group, Hoffmann-La Roche Inc.

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