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Brian Greene and an ensemble cast perform this new theatrical work tracing Albert Einstein’s electrifying journey toward one of the most beautiful ideas ever conceived – the General Theory of Relativity. With state-of-the-art animation and innovative projection techniques, Light Falls illuminates Einstein’s breakthrough moments, near misses, agonizing frustrations, and final emergence into the light, as one intrepid mind took on the universe…and won.

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Creative Team

Brian Greene
Brian GreenePhysicist and Author

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Jeff BealComposer

Jeff Beal is an American composer with a genre-defying musical fluidity. Beal’s score and theme for Netflix House of Cards received four prime-time Emmy Award nominations and recently won outstanding score, bringing Beal’s Emmy tally to fifteen nominations and four statues.

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59 ProductionsDesign

59 Productions combines technology and art to tell amazing stories. Whether creating stage productions, museum installations, live music shows, large-scale events, or films, 59’s team generates creative and technical ideas to help realize ambitious artistic projects.

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Scott FarisDirector

Scott Faris has directed the arena spectacular Walking with Dinosaurs, Bette Midler’s The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesars Palace, Veronic – Voices at Bally’s, both in Las Vegas; William Shatner’s one-man show, Shatner’s World on Broadway, In Perfect Harmony at 92Y, and over 20 productions of Chicago the Musical, in at least a dozen languages around the world.

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Performance History

  • 2016 World Science Festival
    New York, NY
    06/03/2016
  • 2016 World Science Festival Brisbane
    Brisbane, Australia
    03/10/2016
  • 2016 World Science Festival Brisbane
    Brisbane, Australia
    03/09/2016
  • Institute for Advanced Study
    Princeton, NJ
    11/04/2015
  • 2015 World Science Festival
    New York, NY
    05/28/2015
  • 2015 World Science Festival
    New York, NY
    05/27/2015

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