by Josh Gross
Oliver Sacks is perhaps the most unlikely pop culture figure ever. First off, he's a neurologist, which is a far sight from being a rock star. His books Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia: Music's Effect on the Brain have all been bestsellers, spawning no shortage of TV and radio appearances, and even adaptations.
Awakenings was made into a film starring Robin Williams and Robert DeNiro. Musicophilia was covered in an episode of NOVA on PBS and the play Molly Sweeney, was inspired by an essay in his book, An Anthropologist on Mars.
Well, today, if you're curious what a play inspired by an essay from a pop-culture neuroscientist might look like, why not find out?
Local theaterati Aimee Nell Smith presents her one-woman production of the award-winning play about a blind woman having an operation she hopes will restore her sight and her relationship with her eye doctor. The play will show today at the Idaho Outdoor Association Grange Hall.
The show starts at 2 p.m. and will run through Thursday, March 17. Tickets are $12-$15.