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THE LIFE OF GALILEO by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David Edgar, directed by Jerome Davis.
Performed outdoors at Dorothea Dix Park.
Tickets available for live & on-demand performances.
THE LIFE OF GALILEO by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David Edgar / April 7 – 24, 2022
Directed by Jerome Davis
Performed outdoors at Dorothea Dix Park
Address: 1030 Richardson Dr. Raleigh, NC 27603
Pre-sales for the on-demand recording are now available, click here for tickets. The recording itself will be available to view from April 14 – 24. One ticket purchase equals one view of the recording.
A peculiar bird, that one. With odd ideas. Working alone to all hours of the night. Then, what’s this? He has an idea? An idea that will shake the foundation of science, of religion, of our place in the cosmos? Well, by all means, let’s hear it! After all, we are civilized men.
The Life of Galileo by Bertolt Brecht, adapted by David Edgar, tells the story of a man of science who was willing to challenge the most powerful structures on earth … up to a point. Was he right to do so? Should he have gone further? What are we to take from his story?
“No, it isn’t possible for people to fly. It would need some kind of mechanical device, which doesn’t exist yet. Perhaps it never will. But of course, we can’t know that. We don’t know nearly enough, in fact. We’re really just at the beginning.”
*This event will require proof of vaccination OR proof of a negative PCR COVID-19 diagnostic test. See details by clicking here.
Kids are invited to join our Seed Art Share teaching artists during THE LIFE OF GALILEO. The program includes theater games, stories, crafts, and a snack, is $10 per student.
This service is available during the performances on Sunday, April 10 at 2pm and Friday, April 22 at 7:00pm.
The program takes place on-site at Dorothea Dix Park, right around the corner from the performance. Students will be checked-in before the show, stay engaged and supervised by Seed Art Share’s professional team, and checked-out after the show. Space is limited so register now for this one of a kind kids‘program!
Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956) was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet known for being a leading theoretician of epic theatre, also called dialectical theatre, and the “distancing effect”. His prolific works include Mother Courage And Her Children and The Good Person of Szechwan, which were often used to express his opposition to the Nazi Socialist and Fascist movements.
David Edgar is a contemporary British playwright is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, former president of the Writers Guild of Britain, and has been an honorary associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company since 1989. His works include the well-known adaptation of Dickens’ Nicholas Nickleby, and three works set in Eastern Europe titled The Shape of the Table, Pentecost, and The Prisoner’s Dilemma – which Burning Coal performed in repertory as The Iron Curtain Trilogy.
Director Jerome Davis
Technical Director Greg Osbeck
Scenery & LIghtingDesigner Matthew Adelson
Costume Designer Stacey Herrison
Props Designer Elizabeth Newton
Sound Designer Juan Isler
PSM Alyssa Petrone
ASM #1 John Capetanos
ASM #2 Courtney Pisano
ASM #3 Emily Johns
ASM #4 Germona Sharp
Master Electrician Barry Jaked
Scene Painter Meredith Riggan
Assistant Director Iliana Stavropoulou
Music Tommy Goldsmith
House Manager Carry Vaughan
Dramaturg Eric Kildow
Josue Ruiz Elizondo
Randolph Curtis Rand*
*Denotes membership in Actors’ Equity Association
We highly recommend arriving an hour or two early to explore Dorothea Dix Park. We recommend the Rocky Branch Greenway or Sunflower Field! Learn more about the park and plan your adventure at https://dorotheadixpark.org/visit.
The program and reviews will be posted here soon.