Mad scientist Dr. X is running out of time to ensure her scientific legacy. There is a tumor growing inside her and traditional therapies have yielded nothing—neither for her life expectancy nor for the posterity of her intellectual merit on the biomedical sciences.
Like the scientists Jonas Salk, Werner Forssmann, and Kevin Warwick, who abandoned protocol to experiment directly on themselves, Dr. X becomes her own test subject. She creates 'The Nanoman': a plant virus transformed into a biomolecular engineered nanocarrier. The Nanoman is a tiny superhero on an important mission: to locate and destroy the tumor. In creating The Nanoman, Dr. X seeks to turn a villain (a virus) into a hero (a cure). She seeks to revolutionize cancer therapy through targeted nanotechnology and save her own life ... and to ensure her place in history.
The theatrical event is structured like an academic lecture and told through a combination of live-action, animated projections, and interactive video game play.