19 Aug 2018

Would you be prepared to be replaced by your clone?

From Standing Room Only, 1:47 pm on 19 August 2018

If you had terminal cancer how would you feel about being replaced by your clone? A new play by Christchurch writer James Van Dyk poses this and a whole host of other difficult questions. In The Lazarus Lottery, terminal cancer sufferer Eve wins the chance to be cloned, complete with all her memories. But can she be replaced so easily, how do her family and friends feel about it, and can technology really lead to immortality? The Lazarus Lottery premieres on Thursday at Bats Theatre in Wellington. Lynn Freeman talks to the director Patrick Davies and to two of the cast, Ivana Palezevic and James Cain.