Galileo's Daughters, a South Bay Premiere at Theatre on San Pedro Square
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The last date listed for Galileo's Daughters was Sunday May 8, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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To be honest, I was a bit disappointed with this play. For me the book was quite captivating -- lots of political intrigue, the fear and uncertainty of living with waves of plague nearby, the hardships and struggles of a life of poverty and service in the convent. It is truly an incredible story, but in my experience the play failed to capture these important aspects of the story and I never really emotionally connected with the characters. On the other hand, the venue was outstanding. Although this particular play did not resonate with me, I do look forward to attending other events there.
Philosophical questions of no small consequence are addressed in this contemplative and visually stunning play. Is science part of God’s plan? Or does the power of science lie in its ability to explain away God’s existence over time? Scientific inquiry and discovery, on the one hand, and faith and devotion on the other collide in the life and work of Galileo. The setting is Florence and Rome from 1630 to 1635. Galileo has moved near his daughters and strives to support their convent as best he can. Sister Arcangela has developed a mystic relationship to the Holy Scripture, while Sister Celeste avidly follows her father’s scientific discoveries and helps him in any way she can by reading and recopying his manuscripts as his eyesight begins to fail him. More is actually known about Celeste, through the survival of over 120 of her letters to her father, an endearing correspondence cited throughout the play. The audience learns of the family’s early life through a series of flashbacks. Galileo reminds his daughters that it has become too dangerous to “sing the truth” as they did when they were children, joyously viewing the heavens through one of his telescopic inventions.
About the Ticket Supplier: The Tabard Theatre Company
Founded in 2001, The Tabard Theatre Company is the managing and resident theater company of Theatre on San Pedro Square, with offices in South San Jose. Tabard is committed to making a difference in the community through the arts by presenting professional-quality shows that are suitable and appropriate for audiences of all ages. Tabard actors, stage crew, and staff of all ages come from throughout the Bay Area as well as San Jose.