Our first mainstage production, Proof, is almost upon us!
In the meantime, check out this exclusive interview with director Jonathan Wilson.
Proof is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning play, where Catherine is the twenty-something daughter of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician and University of Chicago professor. The discovery of a mysterious notebook leaves Catherine questioning: How much of her father’s madness — or genius — will she inherit?
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17th century physics meets modern theatre in this unique telling of Isaac Newton’s story in Isaac’s Eye, presented by Writer’s Theater. Historic scientific figures (Sir Isaac Newton and Robert Hooke) are brought into the 21st century to duke it out on one of history’s lesser-known Newton experiments on the nature of light. As opposed to focusing on the experiment itself, Isaac’s Eye sheds light instead on a much more relatable quandary: professional rivalry. When two of “modern” science’s most brilliant minds come head to head over a pivotal theory, tempers are sure to flare. This historical play depicts the 300-year-old drama between these two scientific adversaries. Fact and fiction are clearly separated with actual fact being pointed out every step of the way.
Laced with historical facts — yet written with generous creative liberties — Isaac’s Eye is certain to both entertain and shed light on the all-too-human nature of even the most logical minds. Thanks to playwright Lucas Hnath’s seamless translation of the story to modern times, this show is sure to leave the audience with a better understanding of the competitive nature of scientific pursuit during the Age of Enlightenment.
Tickets can be purchased here for $65. The show is set to run until December 7. Running time is 2 hours with a 10 minute intermission.
“Think More. Feel More. Live More.” That is the theme of Steppenwolf Theatre’s upcoming season. Through the joint effort of stunning scripts and remarkable acting, the company strives to conjure up conversation and exchange ideas about how we live now.
The theatre is currently offering a rare opportunity to see their five productions for as little as $100! Included in this collection of plays will be:
- The Night Alive written by Conor McPherson and directed by Henry Wishcamper
- Airline Highway written by Lisa D’Amour and directed by Joe Mantello
- Marie Antoinette written by David Adjmi and directed by Robert O’Hara
- The Herd written by Rory Kinnear and directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman
- Grand Concourse written by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov
To be one of many patrons to see these spectacular shows for a low rate, subscribe now online or by calling 312.335.1650! The first performance will be on Sept. 18. So hurry and get your tickets now! You will surely not regret spending a single cent!