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Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 16 members
Review from Betty Murray
18 events 14 reviews

A fascinating character and an incredible actor playing him. No need to be a scientist to appreciate this wonderful play.

reviewed Aug 02 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
14 events 8 reviews

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

reviewed Jul 31 2008 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
13 events 7 reviews

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.

reviewed Aug 03 2008 report as inappropriate
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“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

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