Running Time: Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission

The Greater Good is Amlin Gray's 1992 adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's 1907 Professor Bernhardi. It's a gripping drama showing how the well-meaning actions of a Jewish doctor at a 1920s Viennese hospital are reinterpreted in order for others to seize power within the institution and the surrounding city. It complements our February reading of God’s Country in fascinating ways. John Dillon directs.

Part of the series: Endangered Species Project

Endangered Species Project is an organization of distinguished Seattle theatre artists dedicated to presenting plays that seldom get full productions. While it is an essential duty of theatres to read and develop new work, there’s a parallel need to bring older neglected plays back to the stage. Through our simply staged readings, we lend live voices to plays that are now silent on our bookshelves.  

Founded in February of 2011, Endangered Species Project has consistently mounted monthly readings. Expanding from our core group of eleven, dozens of Seattle’s best and bravest actors have been instrumental in bringing new life to these plays. We strive to do nothing that gets between the audience and the play. We want to give full scope to those two most powerful forces in the theatre: a playwright’s ideas and the audience’s imagination.

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