Flowers for Algernon

Musical

Writers: David Rogers Charles Strouse

Overview

Show Information

Lyrics
Category
Musical
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Drama, Farce, Romance
Cast Size
medium
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast

Synopsis

In the show, doctors have created a new experimental medical technique to reverse retardation. Alice Kinnian, a teacher of retarded adults, convinces her pupil, Charlie Gordon, to be part of the experiment. Soon, Charlie becomes a genius and he and Alice fall in love. However, in the end, the experiment goes awry and Charlie's mental powers decrease rapidly.

Lead Characters