A New Production Directed by Tony-Award Winner Robert Kalfin

A new production of Bertolt Brecht’s legendary drama The Life of Galileo will be presented for five performances only—October 17-20—at New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, with a cast of 33 undergraduate actors from the Department of Drama at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Written in the 1940s and portraying people and events in the early 17th century, the play remains a relevant interpretation of science perverted for political advantage rather than for the benefit of humanity. Galileo’s discoveries are reflected in today’s headlines of stem cell research and the threat of global warming.

The Life of Galileo, by Bertolt Brecht and directed by Robert Kalfin, will open October 17 and run for five performances at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place. Performance times are: October 17-19 at 8pm; Oct 20 at 3pm & 8pm. Ticket Prices $18 for Adults, $10 for Students & Seniors. For more information, please call 212.279.4200; or visit: skirballcenter.nyu.edu.

Robert Kalfin, Tony-award winner and founder of Chelsea Theatre Center, is the director. Composer and lyrics were adapted by Margaret Pine. Choreography is by Cailin Heffernan. Dramaturgy is by Jane Malmo. Sets are by Van Santvoord; costumes by Joshua Schwartz; lighting by Travis Sawyer; sound by Alex Hawthorn; projection design by Marilys Ernst; and the stage manager is Nicole M. Calcado.

Cast members are: Alex Anganger, Stevo Arnoczy, Jaclyn Backhaus, Itunu Balogun, Steve Boyle, Matthew Bretschneider, Matthew Carr, Yung-I Chang, Ismael Cruz Cordova, John Early, Billy Griffin, Arjun Gupta, Monica Hammond, Jonathan Heilman, Alex Johnson, William, Goulet Kean, John Kurzynowski, Caitlyn Louchard, Geri-Nikole Love, Black Lowell, Stephen Lukas, Rachel Marder, Kathleen Martin, Erin McGuff, David Morris, Jessica Newman, Seth Peterson, Miguel Pinzon, Jacey Powers, Aaron Schroeder, Dan Sickles, Margaret L. Sinak, Andrew Scoville, Sean Tibangin, Ikechukwu Ufomadu, Brandon Uranowitz, Hannah Wachtel, and Jeff Ward.

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