Tue, Sep 12 – Tue, Sep 26
Tuesday, Sept. 26th @ 8pm
$50 for general admission
$75 for VIP admission
Special Show Info
Running time: 80 minutes.
No late seating, light touch of fog, one gun shot
Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage, A Guest Production
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
One of the most iconic figures in history comes to life in writer-performer Jack Fry's one-man show EINSTEIN! - The London Free Press of Ontario named Fry Best Actor at the London International Fringe Festival, where Einstein! got rave reviews for its compelling and intimate look at the legendary scientist.
Set in 1914 war-torn Berlin, the solo play follows a younger, “pre-crazy” haired Albert Einstein as he struggles to prove his theory of General Relativity, while his personal and professional lives are threatened at every turn — colleagues trying to steal his theory, a wife who won’t agree to a divorce, a huge scientific backlash to his theory, a nervous breakdown — and his 10-year old son fighting for his father’s affection. Through all this, he comes up with a theory that changes the way we live our lives today. This is the TRUE and inspirational story that made his “hair crazy”, prematurely aged him as he deconstructs under great pressure in a world that doesn’t want him to succeed. Told with humor and heart, EINSTEIN! draws on the recent release of 15,000 documents and Fry’s three years of research to show a side of the genius during the most challenging period of his life.