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

Friday, June 3, 2016
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Described by The New York Times as a “cerebral spectacle with a theatrical twist,” Light Falls tells the dramatic story of 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, an original orchestral score, and innovative projection techniques, Brian Greene and an ensemble cast trace the breakthrough moments, near misses, agonizing frustrations, and final emergence into the light, as one intrepid mind took on the universe—and won.

Photo: Greg Kessler

Creative Team

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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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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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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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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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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Angela JanasActor

Angela Janas is a New York-based actor who has toured nationally with the critically acclaimed Acting Company, playing Ophelia in Hamlet and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth.

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Joanna KaczorowskaViolinist

Dr. Joanna Kaczorowska, internationally acclaimed for her virtuosity and artistry, has performed as a soloist and in combination with such artists as Yo-Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, and the Emerson String Quartet.

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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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