At a New Year’s Eve party in the waining hours of 1962, three young students meet and discuss their budding academic lives. After a night of intellectual exploration that ranges from opera to quantum mechanics; poetry to Einstein; and Indian mythology to the nature of time; it appears that two of them might be falling in Love.
It’s autumn, the Santa Anas are blowing and Los Angeles is on fire again. JASPER MOLLOY is an aging former test pilot and Apollo astronaut recently diagnosed with dementia.
Sixteen year old Rachel Stein is having a bad year. Her father hasn’t changed out of his pajamas since 9/11. Her mother has begun a close, personal relationship with Jesus.
Galileo Galilei was a brilliant man who lived in dangerous times. He understood that the Earth passed around the sun at a time when others were condemned as heretics for questioning the Ptolemaic view of[…]
His heretical announcement, that both the moon and Jupiter only reflect the sun’s light, is brought to the attention of the church and Galileo is summoned to the Vatican.
The virtuoso of the title is Sir Nicholas Gimcrack, who like many after him confuses the extent of a collection with the depth of a science. Sir Gimcrack is fascinated by the geography of the[…]
Goethe’s masterpiece and perhaps the greatest work in German literature, Faust has made the legendary German alchemist one of the central myths of the Western world.
Comet Hunter is a magical play based on the courageous and moving life of the first recognized woman astronomer in history, Caroline Herschel. Born in 1750 in Hanover, Germany, Caroline followed her brother William, the[…]
In Archibald MacLeish’s new play, Herakles – his first since “J.B.” – he turns to the counter myth, the story of the Greek hero Herakles, who masters the evils of the universe and becomes a[…]
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.
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.