A researcher leaves behind the office politics of academia to travel to the Antarctica. She has been summoned by a mysterious research group probing the furthest limits of what makes us human. On Deception Island, where the nights are darkless, terrifying new technology is being used to grapple with old challenges.
It is 200 years after Frankenstein, the ice is thawing, and science is still dancing with the problem of death.
Two-Body Problem is a lecture that dissipates into a fever dream, an immersive play that sounds a warning. As a pragmatic scientific mind encounters the strangest frontiers of its own discipline, real contemporary research is grounded in a grisly past and looks queasily but steadily to the future.