The world premiere production of Jay Prasad’s Einstein begins peformances at off-Broadway’s Theatre at St. Clement’s on August 2. Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand and starring Richard Kent Green in the title role, Einstein officially opens on August 11 and runs through August 25.
In addition to Green, the play features Steven Bidwell, Steve Carter, Jill Catherine Durso, Brad Fryman, Grant Kretchik, Frank Palmer, Jay William Thomas, Sophie Vanier and Sheilagh Weymouth.
Einstein, follows the turbulent life of the renowned physicist as he moves from a dropout with no foreseeable prospects to the most renowned scientist of his time. Einstein was an enigmatic and controversial figure throughout his life. Who was the real Einstein? The man who cruelly mistreated his first wife, or the one who worked day and night to bring over refugees from Hitler’s Germany? The pioneer who explored new frontiers in science, or the road blocker who passionately opposed quantum mechanics and the Big Bang Theory?
Einstein includes set design by Alex Beja, costume design by Samantha Newby, lighting design by Daniel Winters and projection design by Darwin Gilmore.