Dear Albert, Alan Alda’s reading for the stage, delves into the treasure trove of letters written by Einstein, tracing an intimate and unfamiliar line across his life and work. Unquestionably one of the greatest – if not the greatest – minds of the 20th century, Einstein was as celebrated for his wit as for his Theory of Relativity. The reading humanizes a giant in the pantheon of great scientists and sheds light upon his momentous scientific insights through first-hand accounts of groundbreaking discoveries.
Dear Albert features Francesca Faridany (Broadway: Macbeth, Man And Boy, The 39 Steps, The Homecoming) and Cynthia Nixon (Broadway: Rabbit Hole, Wit, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, Indiscretions, Angels in America, The Heidi Chronicles, and The Women) as the women in Einstein’s life, and Paul Rudd (Broadway: The Last Night of Ballyhoo; film: Clueless, Anchorman) as Albert Einstein.
This reading for the stage is directed by Obie Award-winning Broadway director Mark Brokaw (Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, The Lyons, After Miss Julie, Cry-Baby, The Constant Wife and Reckless), and produced by World Science Festival co-founder Tracy Day. After the play, Alda and Festival co-founder Brian Greene will host a discussion on Einstein.