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Brian Greene and an ensemble cast perform this 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.

Light Falls premiered nationwide on PBS, May 29—the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s Theory being confirmed through astronomical observations. Watch the full program below. 

Creative Team

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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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.

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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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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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Performance History

  • PBS Broadcast Premiere
    Nationwide
    05/29/2019
  • 2019 World Science Festival
    New York, NY
    05/22/2019
  • 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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Extend the Learning

Integrate Light Falls into your classroom curriculum. Download our Educator’s Guide to learn more about the story and the science, and to access activities to complete before and after viewing the show.

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