R. Buckminster Fuller: Modern Day Da Vinci Explores the Universe
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The acclaimed Synetic Theater has stunned and impressed audiences and critics alike with their wordless productions of Shakespeare's works, which include the award-winning Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet and others. Now an intriguing Twelfth Night, this one set in the 1920s, joins their "Silent Shakespeare" repertoire. Synetic co-founders Paata and Irina Tsikurishvili direct and star in the Bard's beloved comic tale. Twelfth Night tells the tale of fraternal twins Viola and Sebastian, separated in a strange new land. Having survived a shipwreck and believing her brother Sebastian has been lost, Viola falls hopelessly in love with Duke Orsino and disguises herself as a man to enter his world so she can be near him. A mix of comedy, tragedy and biting social commentary, this unique production is not to be missed. Learn More
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- "As startlingly funny as it is intellectually stimulating." --San Francisco Examiner.
R. Buckminster Fuller: The History (and Mystery) of The Universe is based on Fuller’s life and writings. Referred to as one of the world’s first futurists, many of Fuller’s ideas continue to shape the fields of science and philosophy today. Fuller was a true renaissance man who used engineering, architecture, poetry and cosmology to find solutions to worldwide problems like poverty and starvation. Fuller’s most recognized invention is the geodesic dome, an energy- and cost-efficient spherical structure of interlocked triangles. He was committed to helping mankind by pioneering ideas of sustainability and energy usage.
“While he was alive, Bucky was most often described as an architect, but the architects said, ‘No he’s an engineer.’ The engineers said, ‘No, he’s a mathematician.’ The mathematicians said, ‘He might be a geometer, but really, he’s a poet.’ The poets said, ‘No, he’s a utopian philosopher.’ The philosophers said, ‘No, he’s an architect.’ No one quite claimed him as one of their own," said Jacobs. "But everyone heard him speak about fields other than their own specialization. However, it’s been acknowledged that artists always recognized him as one of their own. His call for a design science revolution was a call to integrate the best insights, methods and intuitions of artists, scientists and technologists.”
From the playwright, D.W. Jacobs: "In 1967, right after high school, my brother Steve and I worked for a month as waiters in D.C., spending our days off in the National Gallery and wandering the Mall. In 1968, as I started flirting with theatre, Steve insisted I come see Bucky lecture at the College of Creative Studies at UCSB. Amidst assassination, war and overarching turmoil, Bucky’s curious voice carved a path to the future. We are now catching up with his perception that war is obsolete, his playful invitation to rethink everything we know, and his insistence on action based on individual integrities and whole system synergies."
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