Saturday Mar 15, 2014
Celebrate Einstein's birthday with this one-man show featuring Tom Schuch.
Celebrate Einstein's Birthday!Einstein: A Stage Portrait by Willard Simms has been hailed as an overwhelming success by presenters throughout the United States. Here’s what they’ve said: ALAN ARKIN, Actor/ Writer/ Director 'Tom, your performance of Einstein is filled with wisdom and warmth and wonderful nuance. Thank you for what is a very special, very moving evening." JIM WALTHER, Director, National Museum of Nuclear Science & History "We found your portrayal to be the perfect balance of entertainment and education." PAUL FLOWERS, Chair, Chemistry & Physics Department, University of North Carolina, Pembroke "We were fortunate to have an actor of that caliber to represent someone of Einstein’s caliber. The kids came away knowing something about a great man!" BARBARA MINK, Director, The Light in Winter Festival, Ithaca, NY "Thomas Schuch’s performance was delightful and brought the house down. I could go on and on!" THE SETTING: The year is 1946, the Bomb has been dropped, the world has forever changed and Albert Einstein has invited the audience over to his home to set the record straight about his life. Join Dr. Einstein for an evening of humor, introspection, science and a little violin. Find out why his theories are being proven correct to this day. You’ll walk away with an understanding of the man who solved many of the world’s most difficult puzzles with astounding creativity and a delicious sense of humor. ABOUT THE PLAY: In this award-winning, one-man show (Dramalogue, Best Playwright) playwright Willard Simms brings to life a brilliant, dedicated and sometimes controversial theoretical physicist who TIME magazine called their Person of the Century. Einstein was “a much too famous man whose reputation grew so out of proportion”. He was a reluctant celebrity who set the science world on its collective ear at the astonishing age of twenty six with his Special Theory of Relativity. His passion was deciphering nature’s puzzle and spent his entire life “trying to fit the pieces together”. Yet, he didn’t begin speaking until the age of three and was considered to be a slow learner by his teachers. He abhorred all forms of authority which made his school years difficult and finding work as an adult even harder. Despite all that, not a day passes when we fail hear some reference to Albert Einstein.
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