Play by Alec Duffy runs at Victory Gardens Theater as part of “Einstein’s Revolutions” series commemorating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s “miracle year.”
CHICAGO – Join the Illinois Humanities Council and Goethe Institut (the German cultural center in Chicago), at Victory Gardens Theater for a play that presents a delightfully surprising portrayal of the scientist who changed our understanding of the world.
The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder will run Friday, September 23 (7:30 PM); Saturday, September 24 (7:30 PM); and Sunday, September 25 (2:30 PM) in the Upstairs Mainstage at Victory Gardens Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $5 and are available by calling the Victory Gardens box office at (773) 871-3000.
Please join us for a play that the New York Times has called “uncommonly entertaining,” and Martin Denton of New York Theatre explains “is evocative and provocative; it gave my companion and me several hours of post-theatre discussion (and I’m still processing, and mulling over, bits of it a couple of days later). It’s as rich, full, and intoxicating an experience as a theatre-lover could hope for.”
The Top Ten People of the Millennium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder is an absurd, hilarious, and dark look at the forces that have shaped the last 1,000 years. Einstein, Marx, Galileo and others gather in a salon-like setting, where they argue over timeless themes of truth and beauty and sing the beguiling songs of Schubert. The Chicago premiere will feature the New York cast — Arthur Aulisi (as Marx), Barnaby Carpenter (as Copernicus), Eugene Rohrer (as Galileo), David Schreiner (as a bare-chested muse), and Amy Laird Webb (as Einstein). The play is written and directed by New Yorker Alec Duffy, named by TimeOut New York as one of the “young and up-coming directors.”
This production is part of Einstein’s Revolutions, a four-month-long series of programs taking place in Chicago through October 2005. Einstein’s Revolutions brings together scientists of international reputation — with philosophers, historians, artists, and a general audience — to look at the impact of the 1905 papers on our current understandings of the world, both scientific and personal. Einstein’s Revolutions is funded in part by grants from The Boeing Company and Motorola, Inc.
For a full calendar of events or for more information, please visit www.prairie.org/Einstein or contact the IHC at 312.422.5580 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Illinois Humanities Council is a nonprofit educational organization [501 (c) 3] dedicated to fostering a culture in which the humanities are a vital part of the lives of individuals and communities. Organized in 1973 as the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the IHC creates programs and funds organizations that promote greater understanding of, appreciation for, and involvement in the humanities. The IHC is supported by state, federal, and private funds.
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