One event on an unspecified date at 7:30pm
The Arts Council of Princeton (ACP) presents Einstein! on Saturday, March 11 in conjunction with Pi Day Princeton events. Einstein!, a historic drama/comedy about the young Albert Einstein by award-winning writer and performer Jack Fry, examines and explores the battles and sacrifices of a younger, “pre-crazy haired” Albert Einstein. Fry will perform this one-man show at a matinee performance at 3pm and evening performance at 7:30pm.
Einstein! is an inspirational and true story. The show is set during Einstein’s earlier years in Berlin, as he struggles to prove his general theory of relativity and prove his relativity as a father in the backdrop of World War I. Based on the recent release of 15,000 documents and three years of research, Jack Fry shares insight into Einstein’s early life – a story that few people know. Among many things, this play highlights the trials we all face as individuals in a world that at times doesn’t want us to succeed. This show, told in extraordinary detail, sheds light on the triumph of the human spirit as we witness history’s hand pushing, pulling, and knocking Einstein about – at last giving birth to our modern technical age.
Einstein! was developed and workshopped during the 2014 Canadian Fringe Festival Summer Tour where Fry was honored with Best Actor of the London International Fringe Festival by the London Free Press, Ontario, Canada. This accolade coincides with many other rave reviews such as CBC, Manitoba– “A very human look at much mythologized man… compelling and sensitively presented.” Einstein! was honored with a 2016 Best Performance by DC Metro Theater Arts in the NYC, New Jersey, Delaware and Philadelphia theater stages. Other accolades this year includes Einstein! being the Highest Grossing Show with a Sold Out Run at the 2017 STEM Theater Festival in NYC. In August of 2016, Einstein! was selected as Top 10 Shows to See at the 2016 New York Fringe Festival which again included a Sold Out Run, as well as Pick of the Fringe and an Encore Winner for the 2016 Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Einstein! is directed by television veteran Tom Blomquist, who wrote and directed TV for 30 years and currently works as a tenured professor of Film and Television at California State University Long Beach.
Robeson Center Performances range from jazz, blues, world-fusion, folk, musical theater, and culturally-specific roots music. With Robeson Center Live!, Café Improv – a monthly showcase of local and regional artists broadcast on Princeton Community Television – and community collaborations, Robeson Center Performances present a diverse range of artists in the intimate setting of the Arts Council of Princeton’s Solley Theater, one of New Jersey’s best listening rooms. These performances present live music, theater, spoken word and comedy, in an uncluttered sound space, providing the audience with an inspiring, up-close-and-personal experience.
$15/10 ACP Members, students, and seniors. To purchase advance tickets, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org.
Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ. Parking is available in the Spring and Hulfish Street Garages and at metered parking spots along Witherspoon Street and Paul Robeson Place.
The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, is a non-profit organization with a mission of Building Community through the Arts. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, designed by architect Michael Graves, the ACP fulfills its mission by presenting a wide range of programs including exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.
For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call 609.924.8777.