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Light Falls: Space, Time, and an Obsession of Einstein

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s discovery of the general theory of relativity, this original work weaves together dramatic portrayals, state-of-the-art animation and innovative projection techniques to trace Einstein’s electrifying journey toward one of the most beautiful ideas ever conceived. Brian Greene and an ensemble cast tell the dramatic story of the breakthrough moments, near misses, agonizing frustrations, and emergence into the light, as one intrepid mind took on the universe … and won.

Directed by Scott Faris, Music by Jeff Beal, Designed by 59 Productions.

This event is sponsored in part by Winton.

Creative Team

Scott FarisDirector

Scott Faris directed the arena spectacular Walking with Dinosaurs, Bette Midler’s The Showgirl Must Go On, at Caesars Palace and EFX at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; William Shatner’s one-man show, Shatner’s World on Broadway, many concerts at New York’s prestigious Lyrics & Lyricists series at the 92Y, and traveled to six continents to stage productions of the hit musical, Chicago.

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Jeff BealComposer

Jeff Beal is an American composer of music for film and the concert hall. With musical beginnings as a jazz trumpeter and recording artist, his works are infused with an understanding of rhythm and spontaneity. His first critical notice came for his score to Ed Harris’ Pollock.

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59 ProductionsDesign

59 Productions is a multi-award-winning design studio and production company based in London and New York. 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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Participants

Brian Greene
Brian GreenePhysicist, 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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Jessica FreyActor

Jessica Frey is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Atlantic Acting School. Her recent credits include: Clown Bar (NY Times Critics’ Pick), BYUIOO, and Giant Killer Slugs with Pipeline Theatre Co; King Lear and All’s Well That Ends Well with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

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Carl HowellActor

Carl Howell is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. His theatre work includes the First National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher, directed by the late Roger Rees and Alex Timbers. In New York, Howell has appeared in Twelfth Night (The Pearl Theatre Co), Sleepless City (Pipeline Theatre Co.), and The Land Whale Murders (Shelby Company.)

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Michael WintherActor

Michael Winther has appeared on Broadway in 33 Variations, Mamma Mia, 1776, Artist Descending a Staircase, The Crucible, and Damn Yankees. His recent credits include “Bruce standby” Fun Home National Tour, “Albert Einstein” in physicist Brian Greene’s Light Falls in New York and Princeton, Australia.

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