Moving Bodies

Moving Bodies is about Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman as he explores nature, science, sex, anti-Semitism, and the world around him.

Play title: Moving Bodies

Author (s): Arthur Giron

Publisher: Samuel French Inc.

Publication Date: 28 February, 2010

Genre: Comedy

Primary Discipline: Physics

Secondary Discipline: Quantum Mechanics

Scientist (s): Richard Feynman and Robert Oppenheimer

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 6 Males, 4 Females Possible Cast Expansion

Young Richard Feynman, Richard Feynman, Mel Feynman, Lucille Feynman, Young Joan Feynman, Joan Feynman, Franky, Sally Rand, Julius Lowenthal, Arlene Greenbaum, Robert Oppenheimer, Chairman, Gwyneth, Rabbi, Doris and Mr. Graham.

Setting: Various

Time Period: 1933-1986

Synopsis of Play: Moving Bodies is about Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman as he explores nature, science, sex, anti-Semitism, and the world around him. This epic, comic journey portrays Feynman as an iconoclastic young man, a physicist with the Manhattan Project and confronting the mystery of the Challenger disaster.

First Performance Date: April 10, 2000

First Producer: Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Performance History: Moving Bodies was first produced as part of the Ensemble Theatre’s second annual First Light Festival in New York City.  The production was presented by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Ensemble Studio Theatre (Curt Dempster, artistic director; M. Edgar Rosenblum, executive director; Jamie Richards, executive producer) The performance as directed by Chris Peterson, lighting by Greg MacPherson, and sound design by Robert Gould.

Moving Bodies was produced by the L.A. Theatre Works in 2008, and subsequently recorded for L.A. Theatre Works’ Audio Theatre Collection.  It was directed by Rosalind Ayres.

Review Links:

http://www.theatermania.com/new-york-city-theater/reviews/04-2000/moving-bodies_477.html

Audio Recording at L.A. Theatre Works Relativity Series

https://store.latw.org/plays/moving-bodies/

Entered by: Denise Gillman/ Brooke Sanders

 

 

 

 

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