1939: Fascism spreads across Europe, Franco marches on Barcelona and two German chemists discover the processes of atomic fission. In Berkeley, California, theoretical physicists recognize the horrendous potential of this new science; a weapon that[…]
BACKGROUND moves backwards, as does the study of the origins of the universe, to trace the path of the forgotten and unaccredited scientist who provided the mathematical proof of the existence of Cosmic Background Radiation.
LEAP is a story of left and right brain power, friendship and relationship, desire and hope, being young and being brilliant, creativity and creation, art and science.
Moving Bodies is about Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman as he explores nature, science, sex, anti-Semitism, and the world around him.
Emilie’s Voltaire is a passionate comic-drama that explores a Jove affair that scandalized all of Europe between Voltaire, the greatest wit of his time, and the beautiful scientist Emilie du Chatelet.
With backbreaking work in a ramshackle lab in Paris, Marie Curie and husband Pierre achieve a revolutionary understanding of radiation and share a Nobel Prize.
Chaos theory, mathematics, landscape gardening, and literary history collide in a country house in England; alternating contemporary with eighteenth century scenes.
Passionate. Brilliant. Defiant. Tonight, 18th century scientific genius Émilie du Châtelet is back and determined to answer the question she died with: love or philosophy, head or heart?
Through the characters of three scientists, Blinded By The Sun explores how the pressure to succeed, and the need to create hype, can cause conflict within the modern scientific world.
Comedian Steve Martin’s absurd comedy of historical fiction, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, has Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso meet in a bar in Paris in 1904.
Christopher Hampton’s new play The Talking Cure deals with the early years of C.G. Jung and his decision to experiment using Freud’s controversial new method of psychoanalysis, with a young Russian patient, Sabina Spielrein.
The Hard Problem is a tour de force, exploring fundamental questions of how we experience the world, as well as telling the moving story of a young woman whose struggles for understanding her own life.
The late, great physicist Richard Feynman is the subject of Peter Parnell’s nearly one-man show, QED, a recent Broadway triumph for Alan Alda in the role of Feynman.
Fifteen year old Christopher has a mystery to solve. Someone has killed the next-door neighbor’s dog with a garden fork and Christopher is a suspect.
The adaption is the famous on which was brought to completion by Brecht himself, working with Charles Laughton, who played Galileo in the first two American productions of the play.
One of the most acclaimed plays of recent seasons, Proof explores the unknowability of love as much as it does the mysteries of mathematics.
Acclaimed as a modern dramatic masterpiece, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is the fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet as told from the worm’s-eye view of the bewildered Rosencrantz & Guildenstern, two characters in Shakespeare’s play.
Herbert George Beutler believes he is Newton, Ernst Ernesti thinks he is Einstein. Johann Wilhelm Mobius who has visions in which King Solomon appears to him. In charge is the aristocratic, hunchbacked woman-psychiatrist, Fraulein Dr. Mathilde[…]
Marianne, a physicist, and Roland, a beekeeper, meet at a party and go for a drink, or perhaps they don’t. Having fallen madly in love, they begin a relationship that eventually veers off course.
The play tells the story of Alan Turing, a brilliant mathematician, who devised the means of cracking the German Enigma code which helped win World War II.
An Experiment with an Air Pump,” by Shelagh Stephenson, is an intriguing play that takes place in two different time periods: 1799 and 1999.
In 1858, Charles Darwin struggles to finish “On The Origin of Species” and give the world his theory of natural selection. Meanwhile, Alfred Russel Wallace has come up with the exact same theory.
Timberlake Wertenbaker’s brain-teasing play addresses the ruling metaphor of our times: the survival of the fittest.
It is Paris, 1738, and the Royal Academy of Sciences has just announced their annual contest-“prove or refute that there is wisdom and design behind the seeming randomness of the universe.”
All is not well in the Humble hive. Thirty-five year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astro-physicist in search of a unified field theory.
Two women scientists, living hundreds of years apart, explore the meaning of love, motherhood, family, art and science in this contemporary comedy.
A funny and moving portrait of the unrequited life of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule.
When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea.