STRINGS

by Carole Buggé

directed by Marvin Kaye

On a train en route to London to attend the play Copenhagen, two English physicists, upper-class cosmologist George and brilliant working-class String theorist Rory, along with George’s American cosmologist wife June, pursue their complex ideas about physics—a conversation that barely masks just-below-the-surface deceit and lies. Old Cambridge University classmates George and Rory dig at one another, with June caught in the middle. Poetry and probability fuel their collisions, as their heroes—Isaac Newton, Max Planck and Marie Curie—intercede with perspective, solace and humor. Excavating layers of jealousy, loss and grief, George, Rory and June finally expose their deepest longings for meaning in a questionably trustworthy universe. This train ride firmly intertwines cool science with the heat of emotional desire and longing. STRINGS is loosely based on the real-life train ride event in which American physicists Burt Ovrut, Paul Steinhardt and English physicist Neil Turok tweaked the Big Bang theory—and changed it forever.

Performances: 

 12/13/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/14/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/15/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/16/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/20/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/21/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/22/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/23/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/27/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/28/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/29/2006 at 8:15pm
 12/30/2006 at 8:15pm
 1/3/2007 at 8:15pm
 1/4/2007 at 8:15pm
 1/5/2007 at 8:15pm
 1/6/2007 at 8:15pm

Theatre/Venue 78th Street Theatre Lab, The 

236 W. 78th Street  New York

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