Jack Fry’s award-winning Einstein! returns to the Santa Monica Playhouse after traveling across the country and Canada, winning acclaim from New York City to Edmonton. Albert comes back from the beyond to set the record straight and tell us the real history behind his scientific breakthrough. Set in 1914 Berlin, the solo play follows young Albert Einstein as he struggles to prove his General Theory of Relativity, while his personal life — new fatherhood, a wife who won’t agree to a divorce, failing health — and society crumble around him due to the Great War. Told with humor and heart, Einstein! draws on the recent release of 15,000 documents and Fry’s three years of research to show a side of the genius that’s rarely seen. VIP tickets include a personalized badge, early entry, your choice of seating, a meet-and-greet with the star after the show and a personalized autographed program. The show is recommend for ages 10 and older. There is no late seating and no intermission.
Theater That Matters presents Robert Anderson’s 1960’s play I Never Sang For My Father in a new production at Santa Monica’s Miles Playhouse. Directed by Tony Cronin and starring Shayne Anderson, Dana Kelly, Becky Bonar and Mary Carrig, the play focuses on the “Sandwich Generation” — adults facing the challenges of helping aging parents. Set in suburban Westchester County in the mid-1960’s, the play follows a family that’s members are each at a turning point of their lives. As current today as when it was first presented, director Tony Cronin has used imaginative lighting and sets to transport us to a time and place that speaks to all of us of family and change.
A very funny modern spin on the Middle Ages that couldn’t feel more timely. Clare is just a regular noblewoman living in medieval Italy, trying out hairstyles and waiting to get married… until a man named Francis starts ranting in the courtyard. Based on the real story of St Clare of Assisi, a play about what happens when your eyes are opened to the injustice of the world around you, and you can’t look away.