The Medea Hypothesis: Greek Myth Modernized in World Premiere Play
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Richard Feynman was a true iconoclast, a brilliant theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner who played the bongos and was beloved by his students. A rock star among his fellow scientists, he was also enormously popular with non-scientists for his work presenting scientific topics to the general public in an engaging and understandable way. He was perhaps most well-known for his hilarious collections of anecdotes from his life and work, including Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! This up-close and personal portrait, performed by Jeff Garrett, relives a day in the life of Mr. Feynman, presenting scenes from both his professional life (working on the Manhattan Project and the Challenger inquiry) to his personal life (the death of his wife and his own fight with cancer). This touching and laugh-out-loud biographical play brings forth the humor, warmth and personality that made Richard Feynman a beloved figure of 20th-century science. Learn More
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Central Works always puts on unique plays. This one really did not thrill me. It was odd, choppy, and a bit hard to follow at times. I overheard people talking after that they really did not know what was going on. I did enjoy the actor who played multiple characters. I also thought it was clever how they integrated the video into the performance. It was done well and I am sure the timing was not easy for Jan.
Quotes & Highlights
- "[This] provocative Central Works world premiere [is] engrossing ... It's in Em's inner struggles with being a daughter and having one, rather than that disposable (and unseen) husband, that Berges' <em>Medea</em> can be riveting." --<em><a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Medea-Hypothesis-review-provocative-4529638.php">San Francisco Chronicle</a></em>
- "A remarkably accomplished playwriting debut by Marian Berges ... [The Medea Hypothesis] is full of theatrical magic and excitement and genuine emotion, and achieves a true cathartic effect." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.examiner.com/review/review-the-medea-hypothesis-at-central-works">examiner.com</a>
- Read about the original <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medea_%28play%29"><em>Medea</em> by Euripides</a>
- Read about <a target="_blank" href="http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2010/01/13/paleontologist-peter-wards-medea-hypothesis-life-is-out-to-get-you/">“The Medea Hypothesis”</a> posited by paleontologist Peter Ward.