THAT PHYSICS SHOW to Mark 300th Performance This Saturday

THAT PHYSICS SHOW to Mark 300th Performance This SaturdayThat Physics Show, 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), celebrates its milestone 300th performance on Saturday, July 29th at The Physics Theatre (300 West 43rd St.) The occasion will be marked by a special 7pm performance. That Physics Show began performances February 26th, 2016, and continues to thrill audiences every weekend.

"300 performances of any production off-Broadway is quite an achievement," says producer Eric Krebs. "Everyone in the theater knows that. But 300 performances of a science theater event show has got to be a first. Who knew? And now we have added in repertory That Chemistry Show... the solar system is the limit."

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.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

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) is currently a physics teacher at Technology High School in Newark, NJ, as well as a 2014 Corps member of Teach for America. Yolleck earned his B.S. in Applied Physics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In addition, as president of the Rutgers Astronomical Society, he founded and led the coordination of a new science program - RU-SciFest - to provide student-run science organizations with the opportunity to share the excitement of science with the general public. In its inaugural year, RU SciFest attracted over 600 attendees and won Rutgers' Outstanding Collaborative Program of the Year Award.

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 recently concluded a run at New World Stages.

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