mavda1’s Event Journal

Tesla 051713
Wednesday June 5, 2013 / 8:00pm
2 tickets
General Admission

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Nikola Tesla was brilliant, and quite possibly the greatest inventor this side of DaVinci. Tesla is a play that does admirably well in portraying his genius and is well worth your time. James Lee Taylor plays the younger, idealistic and confident Tesla, while Jack Dimich plays the older, wearier, more cynical Tesla. The play keeps cutting between the “present” (older) Tesla, and the past Tesla, in his beginnings in America. Tom Cappadona plays a villainous Thomas Edison, and Allesandro Colla is a hyper (and funny) George Westinghouse. (Who mellows with age as the play progresses) Jeff Solomon is comic relief as Guillermo Marconi, and Adam Pagdon is a gruff JP Morgan. There is only one musical number, a real rarity for a play, but it is nicely done. The play itself may have been made better by tightening a few scenes, and it is a bit too reliant on the relationship between Nikola and Katherine, but I was very pleased overall and highly recommend this while you can see it! Definitely worth your time and education!