THAT PHYSICS SHOW and THAT CHEMISTRY SHOW to Perform in Repertory at the Playroom Theater
The Science Theater Company, the newly formed theatre company founded by Producer Eric Krebs that "uses the magic of theatre to make science fun," will do just that this spring. That Physics Show - now in its 3rd year Off Broadway - recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience," written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck) and That Chemistry Show, written by Borislaw Bilash which both delight, amaze and educate audiences will be performed in repertory for an open ended engagement at The Playroom Theater (151 West 46th Street - just east of Broadway) beginning, Saturday, February 17, 2018. For more information, please visit www.sciencetheatercompany.com.
In an earlier statement, Mr. Krebs said "I must say that I am surprised at how successful we have been in combining the joy of live theater entertainment with science education. With both That Physics Show and That Chemistry Show now continuing in long off-Broadway runs, we want to expand our efforts in creating the Science Theater Company. My hope is that in the coming months we will be able to add other science-based shows to our repertory and establish the Science Theater Company as a permanent part of the New York Theater universe."
He went on to say, "We will be moving performances to The Playroom Theater from the Physics Theater as the building shuts down for a total renovation. How fitting this science repertory will return to the intimate off-Broadway Theater where That Physics Show first began as a limited run experiment in November of 2015."
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.
A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste...Yes! All these and more comprise That Chemistry Show, 80 minutes of incredible exploration led by long-time "mad scientist" Borislaw Bilash. Get ready for amazement and lots of laughter as Borislaw combines the world of chemistry and the world of show business. Your own world will never be boring again!
That Physics Show and That Chemistry Show will be presented in repertory on Saturdays and Sundays at 12noon, 3pm & 7pm. Please consult the web site www.sciencetheatercompany.com for exact performance schedule.
Tickets for both shows are $59 and can be purchased online at www.sciencetheatercompany.com or by calling OvationTix at 866-811-4111. Tickets for groups of 10+ are $39. Please call (212) 967-8278 for more information.
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 NJ.com. 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."
Andrew Yolleck (Alternate) has worked as a physics teacher at Technology High School in Newark, NJ, as a core member of 2014 Teach for America. Yolleck earned his B.S. in Applied Physics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. He is currently a senior educator and science demonstrator at the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey.
Borislaw Bilash (AKA "Captain Chemistry") is the author of five handbooks of science demonstrations written for science educators, over 1200 demonstrations in all. 1 in 4 high schools in the United States use his books to teach science. He has been a professor of Chemistry and Physics at numerous institutions, including New Jersey Institute of Technology and New Jersey's Liberty Science Center. He is a New Jersey Governor's Fellow of Math and Science and has been recognized by the NJ Science Teachers Association for over 20 years of providing over 200 chemistry and physics workshops to teachers. That Chemistry Show marks his theatrical acting debut.
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, a 15-month run of the hit show The Bullpen and A Class Act, a new play by attorney Norman Shabel. That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for "Unique Theatrical Experience" continues to delight and amaze audiences Off Broadway at The Physics Theatre. Recently, Krebs performed My Father's Voice: Letters from the Ellis Island Prison and the South Pacific War, 1938-1945. He is currently developing a new musical, I Spy a Spy, a Hell's kitchen, Russian Spy, immigrant, romantic musical comedy.