One-man show chronicles renowned genius in his 30s
It’s Berlin 1914. Albert Einstein awaits news from an eclipse expedition that will prove his Theory of General Relativity, but he is sent sideways with colleagues stealing his theories, being isolated for his pacifist views, a wife who won’t give him a divorce, failing health, a huge scientific backlash, anti-Semitism, thoughts of suicide and a world crumbling around him due to World War I.
Welcome to Einstein!, actor/writer Jack Fry’s unique and powerful solo show, chronicling the world famous scientist in his 30s, a young father on the verge of coming up with the theory that changed the way we live our lives today. This is the dramatic true story that ushered in our modern technological age.
Jack Fry, who won Best Actor for Einstein! at the London Fringe Festival, breathes life into one of the most intriguing icons of all time based on the recent release of 15,000 documents about Einstein.
Einstein! is Fry’s second acclaimed solo show. His first, They Call Me Mister Fry, based on the actor’s adventures as a substitute 5th grade teacher in a gritty, South Central Los Angeles public school, won seven festival awards and played for three months off Broadway.
“Einstein!,” starring Jack Fry and directed by Tom Blomquist, returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse, located at 1211 4th St. in Santa Monica, for five consecutive Saturdays through July 8th. All performances are 3pm matinees with Q&A after each show. Tickets available on BrownPaperTickets.com. For more information check out EinsteinThePlay.com.