Off-Broadway's THAT PHYSICS SHOW Donates 1,000 Tickets to Youth Homes in NYC

That Physics Show producer Eric Krebs in association with The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment is currently providing 1,000 young people with complimentary tickets to That Physics Show, the evening of "scientific magic" by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo.

The recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Event" about to begin its second year of performances Off-Broadway at the Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street - just west of 8th Avenue), That Physics Show will distribute tickets to youth homes and schools in an effort to bring theatre and arts education to underserved youth.

"Nothing could be more satisfying," comments producer Eric Krebs, "than watching hundreds of young people who rarely get a chance to attend a live performance, having a great time as they encounter the wonders of science in a way that they never would have thought possible. Of course I want to sell tickets, but sometimes there are greater and more rewards for the Theater Productions that I present. This is one of those times."

"Creating opportunities for more New Yorkers to attend the theatre-especially those who have never experienced a live show before-is the foundation of MOME's existing 'Access Broadway,' 'Broadway in the Boros,' and 'Off Broadway in the Boros' initiatives," said Julie Menin, Commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. "We thank Eric Krebs for his generous commitment to provide 1,000 free tickets to New York City school children and families living in temporary shelter to attend this entertaining and highly educational theatre experience."

"Children and families receiving ACS' services are extremely grateful and happy for the generous opportunity to enjoy the magic of this Off Broadway show this year," said ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión. "I want to thank producer Eric Krebs and the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment for partnering with ACS to open a new world full of imagination to the New York City children and families we are proud to serve and protect."

"Building strong public-private partnerships is essential and exposure to the theater can be a life-changing opportunity for our city's public school students," said Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. "This performance will spark curiosity and allow teachers and students to explore science in a new and interesting way. I thank producer Eric Krebs for his commitment to giving back to our city."

What damage can a ping-pong ball do as it hurtles 700 miles an hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? "OH, NO! That bowling ball is going to smash him in the face"...but it didn't!

Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, That Physics Show features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live - a world controlled by physics. You've never seen anything like this before! Mr. Maiullo has been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and most recently became a regular on "The Weather Channel" and a presenter at national physics festivals.

David Maiullo has been working as a Physics Support Specialist at Rutgers University supervising the Department of Physics and Astronomy lecture demonstration facility since 1986. David has been active in the New Jersey Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (NJAAPT), coordinating workshops and demonstration shows and serving on the its Executive Board since 1990. David is recognized as a demonstrator extraordinaire and for his work in advancing the craft of physics lecture demonstrations as a member of the Apparatus Committee of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), and as a leader in the Physics Instructional Resource Association (PIRA). He has served as the chair of the Apparatus Committee of AAPT and as president of PIRA, and is currently the vice-president of the organization. David is a regular presenter at state and national conventions - teaching teachers how to develop, construct, and present lecture demonstrations for all levels of physics education. He frequently conducts public physics demonstration shows at street fairs, bars, libraries and schools in and around the metropolitan New York City area - having been featured both on the New York Times website and David developed a video series of physics demonstrations for Wiley & Company that is distributed on DVD and accessible through Wiley's online learning. Rutgers University has recognized David's work with the Ernest E. McMahon Award for Public Outreach and the President's Excellence in Service Award. In 2006 David received the Lifetime Service Award from the New Jersey Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers. David has also received, in the summer of 2009, the AAPT's Distinguished Service Citation, awarded for his contributions to the advancement of physics teaching and for his extensive outreach activities. In 2010, David was featured as a physicist on the National Geographic program, "Humanly Impossible", which will be broadcast in the winter of 2011. In 2011 and 2012 he filmed with the Science Channel and appeared in both seasons of "Dark Matters," one of the most successful programs ever broadcast on the network. In 2013, 2014, and 2015 he filmed with and was featured on The Weather Channel's, "Strangest Weather on Earth" series, seasons 1, 2, and 3. This program has also been one of The Weather Channel's most successful ever broadcast. David has also been a featured physics performer on the NPR shows and programs "Science Friday" and "Studio360."

Eric Krebs has been a theatrical producer for over 40 years. On Broadway he produced Electra, It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues, Bill Maher in his Victory Begins at Home, Avery Brooks in? Paul Robeson and Neil Simon's The Dinner Party. His Broadway productions have received 10 Tony Award nominations. Off-Broadway, his producing career began in 1977 with The Passion of Dracula. Since then, he produced over 40 productions, including Sam Shepard's Fool For Love, Neil LaBute's Bash,The Capitol Steps, and most recently, a 15-month run of the hit show The Bullpen, and A Class Act, a new play by attorney Norman Shabel, which just concluded a run at New World Stages. That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" continues to delight and amaze audiences Off Broadway at The Elektra Theatre.

The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME) is comprised of two divisions. The Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting encompasses film, television, radio, theatre, music, advertising, publishing, digital content and real estate as it relates to the creation of creative content. It serves as a one-stop shop for the entertainment industry, which has seen explosive growth over the last year in New York City, contributing nearly $9 billion and over 130,000 jobs. The Office promotes New York City as a thriving center of creativity, issuing permits for productions filming on public property, and facilitating production throughout the five boroughs. The Agency also oversees NYC Media, the City's official broadcast network and media production group, which has a reach of over 18 million people and provides programming for six local cable stations, including award-winning programs on the popular NYC Life (channel 25), as well as one radio station.

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