EINSTEIN to Conclude Off-Broadway Run this Sunday
EINSTEIN, a new play by Jay Prasad, will end its limited engagement this Sunday, August 25th. Performances began on August 2ndat Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
Under the direction of Randolph Curtis Rand, the cast of EINSTEIN features Richard Kent Green (THE FALLEN) as Albert Einstein, Steven Bidwell (URINETOWN), Steve Carter (THE SPOON RIVER PROJECT), Jill Durso ("Famous Farrah"), Brad Fryman (THE DRAWER BOY), Grant Kretchik (WHEN HARRY TRIES TO MARRY), Frank Palmer (FIRECRACKER FLOWER), Jay William Thomas (I DO WONDER), Sophie Vanier ("Boardwalk Empire"), and Sheilagh Weymouth (Jonathan Demme's upcoming FEAR OF FALLING).
EINSTEIN follows the turbulent life of the renowned physicist as he moves from a dropout with no foreseeable prospects to the most renowned scientist of his time. Einstein was an enigmatic and controversial figure throughout his life. Who was the real Einstein? The man who cruelly mistreated his first wife, or the one who worked day and night to bring over refugees from Hitler's Germany? The pioneer who explored new frontiers in science, or the road blocker who passionately opposed quantum mechanics and the Big Bang Theory? EINSTEIN explores the many facets of his motivations, offering audiences the opportunity to assess the complex man behind the charismatic genius.
Jay Prasad's bestselling novel FABULOUS VOYAGE ACROSS THE OCEAN SEA was published in 2010 by Wings Press. His plays include OREGON, PRISONER OF LOVE and DAILY SOUNDS. Director Randolph Curtis Rand directed the critically acclaimed UNCLE TOM'S CABIN at the Drama Dept. Other companies and artists he has worked with in New York include The Public Theater, Richard Foreman, La MaMa, The Wooster Group, The Foundry Theatre, Meredith Monk, Elevator Repair Service, The Talking Band, Target Margin, and Witness Relocation.
EINSTEIN is presented by Variations Theatre Group (Rich Ferraioli, Artistic Director), and the remaining four performances are tonight (Thursday) through Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $18 and are available through www.VariationsTheatreGroup.com or by calling OvationTix at 212-352-3101.
Photo by: Carol Rosegg