Thursday Oct 3, 2019
Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Through Einstein’s words and the beautiful precision of classical music, celebrate the coming together of art, science and love.
q-Staff Theatre Presents:
The world premiere of
written and performed by Thomas Schuch
October 3, 4, 5 at 7:30pm
October 6 at 2:00pm
October 10, 11, 12 at 7:30pm
October 13 at 2:00pm
400 Broadway Blvd. SE (corner of Broadway & Lead)
Albuquerque, NM 87102
$14 students & seniors
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About the Production
The seed of this original production was sown in 2005 when I was shopping for a violin bow for my production of Einstein: A Stage Portrait. I was in Robertson & Sons Violin Shop in Albuquerque and speaking with one of the sons when he mentioned they were repairing one of Einstein’s violins. He asked if I’d like to see it. Of course, I said, “yes!” The violin was in pieces and looked rather ordinary. But, I learned that Einstein had not only made simple repairs to his violin, but had also left behind a tidbit of his sense of humor. ~TS
Accompanied by his favorite classical music, Einstein begins to repair his precious violin, ’Lina.’ All the while he talks to a soon to be revealed muse about his love for music and its influence on his life and work. Through Einstein’s words and the beautiful precision of a classical music we celebrate the coming together of art, science, and love.
“I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music…I get (the) most joy in life out of music.” Albert Einstein
Enormous changes in the world were taking place during Einstein’s formative and most productive years influencing both his work and his view of the world. During the early to mid-20th Century an explosive evolution and experimentation in art, science, literature, politics, architecture, philosophy, and technology began to take place. Once thought of as a revolutionary, Einstein slowly became the ‘old guard’ of scientific advancement, butting heads with the developers of quantum mechanics as he continued to search for the elusive unified field theory of everything. It is against this backdrop that we see Albert Einstein search for answers through the solace of his music.
Thomas Schuch is a native of Los Alamos, New Mexico, and began his formal acting training at the University of Washington, a national leader in theater training. After getting his B.A. in Drama, Mr. Schuch continued his studies at the Harvey Lembeck Comedy Improv Workshop in L.A. He then returned to Albuquerque and helped found two regional performance troupes; Surely You Jest (comedy improv) and Shakespeare-On-The-Halfshell.
Mr. Schuch has appeared in numerous films and TV series including Blood Thinner Than Water (written and directed by Alan Arkin), Five Dollars a Day, Mall Cop, Doubting Thomas, Better Call Saul, Manhattan, In Plain Sight, Wildfire, Longmire, and The Night Shift, as well as many national and regional commercials, and more than sixty plays. A leader in the New Mexico performing arts community and a member of Actors Equity Association, Mr. Schuch is a founding member of Albuquerque’s innovative Mother Road Theatre Company, where he served as Board President and Director of Marketing in addition to performing in The Weir, Memory of Water, The Seafarer, The Illusion, and other Mother Road productions. He now sits on the board of q-Staff Theatre and is the 1st Vice President of the SAG-AFTRA NM Local.
Through his own company, Spoli Productions International, LLC, Tom has been performing and producing the award winning, one-man show Einstein: A Stage Portrait internationally since 2001. From Albuquerque to Bangalore, India Tom has presented his Einstein Live! STEM/STEAM programming for prestigious science organizations, universities, general audiences, and schools K-12.
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