Fri., January 18 at 7:30 pm
- Audio Description
- ASL Interpretation
- Accessible Entrance
Schedule and Tickets
Tix: $15 online. Phone: 612-377-2285.
About the Show
Approx. 75 minutes; Jan. 11-19, 7:30 (except 2:30 Jan. 13), 2019.
by Shannon Elliott, directed by Larisa Netterlund.
Famed super genius Albert Einstein had his brain stolen out of his body after his death and it was kept in a jar for 40 years in the name of discovering genius.
This is 100% true.
Turns out not all scientific pursuits are as glamorous as e=mc2. In fact, sometimes there’s a point when you should let it go. Between the discovery of the death of Einstein (and theft of his brain) to a fateful road trip cross country with the brain in his trunk, this one-act play takes you through the lows of one man’s life of obsession. Styled as a 1950s instructional film, it takes its inspiration from the wacky world of the father of beat poetry, William Burroughs. With three actors portraying Dr. Harvey and multiple characters throughout his 40-year journey with Einstein’s brain, this non-stop rollercoaster explores what it looks like to be so close to genius and yet so far.