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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-9278
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9 reviews
4 stars
attended Aug 01 2008

This was a great play that I would've missed had it not been for GoldStar (it was in a brand-new theater in Cambridge, so it was not on my radar).

Seats were great, price was right, play was terrific.

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8 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 31 2008

the actor playing Feynman is very gifted--a raconteur, holds your interest completely the entire show. The talk afterwards was an unexpected pleasure--Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, from MIT, spoke briefly and led an interesting discussion

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7 reviews
1 stars
attended Aug 03 2008

Accessible to the nontechnical, very well performed, relevant to Feynman's work, especially the post play comments by Jerry Friedberg.

An excellent performance about a fascinating man.

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Quotes & Highlights

“A seductive mix of science, human affections, moral courage and comic eccentricity… not to be missed.” —New York magazine
“The play itself is a kind of proof, dramatically illustrating how a man who happens to be a genius elegantly and movingly works through the human problem of how to face the end of his life.” —The New Yorker

Description

This production previewed to sold-out houses during the 2008 Cambridge Science Festival and now opens at the new Central Square Theater. 

Presented by Underground Railway Theater and the Catalyst Collaborative @ MIT

By Peter Parnell

Directed by Jon Lipsky

Starring Keith Jochim

*Post-performance discussion schedule:

*July 24, 7:00pm show: Bob Jaffe, Morningstar Professor of Physics, MIT

July 27, 3:00pm show: Marc Abrahams, Editor of the Annals of Improbable Research and father of the Ig Nobel Prize.

July 29, 7:30pm show: David Kaiser, Leo Marx Associate Professor, Program in Science, Technology, and Society, MIT; Author, Drawing Theories Apart: The Dispersion of Feynman Diagrams in Postwar Physics

July 31, 7:30pm show: Frank Wilczek Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics, MIT, 2004 Nobel Prize

August 2, 3:00pm show: Owen Gingerich, Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and the History of Science, Harvard University

August 3, 3:00pm show: Jerry Friedman, Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT, 1990 Nobel Prize

About the Ticket Supplier: Central Square Theater

The Central Square Theater is home to Underground Railway Theater (URT) and The Nora Theatre Company, two professional theater companies with a combined track record of over 48 years of excellence.

URT has a 29 year history of connecting high quality professional theater with communities, performing new plays for young audiences, families and adults, and teaching through its rigorous education programming. Combining actors, puppetry and music, URT reaches out to and engages diverse audiences with performances of great beauty and compelling social content.

During The Nora's 19 years, audiences and the media have recognized it for its exceptionally high quality work. Mission-driven to bring cutting-edge, thought- provoking, and contemporary productions to New England audiences, The Nora has introduced local audiences to Boston, New England, and/or world premieres.