INDRA’S NET THEATER
By Peter Parnell
Inspired by the writings of Richard Feynman and Ralph Leighton’s “Tuva or Bust!”
“QED” was presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York.
Dates: April 3, 2014 – April 20, 2014 (Held over to April 27 – Our first production was Fall 2013)
(April 3, 4, 5 Preview Nights, Pay-What-You Can Nights.
Opening Night: Sunday April 6, 5pm; with a Gala after the show)
Times: Thurs-Sat: 8pm; Sun at 5pm (Pre-show Talks every Show)
Venue: Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave., Berkeley
This play is an exploration of the extraordinary life of legendary Nobel Prize-winning Physicist Richard Feynman. Feynman began as a young man working on the Manhattan project, and then created a reputation as an inspiring and charismatic teacher, a brilliant physicist, as well as a practical joker. He had a flamboyant love of life. Near the end of his life, he was nationally visible as the scientist on the Presidential committee investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. This fascinating and enigmatic figure is remembered by many, and this play probes under the surface of genius, to find the heart of the man inside.
“Who knew quantum electrodynamics could be so much fun?” —NY Post. “…a seductive mix of science, human affections, moral courage, and comic eccentricity…” —NY Magazine. “The play itself is a kind of proof, dramatically illustrating how a man who happens to be a genius elegantly and movingly works through the human problem of how to face the end of his life…” —The New Yorker. “The second act is abut the personal life of everybody in the audience, not just Feynman’s life alone. It’s also theirs.”