DNA testing is often featured in newspaper articles, on television and in books but, to our knowledge, has never before been the subject of a play. This will change next year with the world premiere of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity, and Utter Confusion, a production by the Silk Road Theatre Project in Chicago. As part of the writing process the playwrights took a genealogical DNA test with Family Tree DNA. One of the playwrights, Lina Patel, discovered that she belonged to haplogroup U4, and she has now joined our haplogroup U4 project at Family Tree DNA.
The DNA trail will run from March 4th to April 11 2010 at Pierce Hall in The Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St, Chicago. Further information can be found on the Broadway World website.