By Carl Djerassi and Roald Hoffmann

Directed by Norma Saldivar

Written by two highly successful chemists, Oxygen travels playfulling in time between two tense meetings in Stockholm, Sweden. In 2001, a Nobel Prize committee is debating who should be awarded a "retro Nobel" for the 18th-century discovery of oxygen. In 1777, three scientists anxiously await the announcement of the King's Gold Medal for the same discovery. The mysterious and often cut-throat world of science is demystified in this engaging play.

Produced by University Theatre at Mitchell Theatre, Vilas Hall, 821 University Ave.

Performances: March 28-29, April 3-5, 10-12, 2002 at 7:30 pm

Ticket Prices $14 general public, $10 UW-Madison students

Call 608-262-1500 for reservations or more information.