The Life of Galileo

Info

When

to Sep 30

Price

Tix $22-$28

Categories

Theatre

Galileo, the scientist, is in conflict with the church over his insistence that the earth revolves around the sun. Far from being old hat, his story is an archetypal one of heroism, of adherence to facts in the face of propaganda and prejudice. Brecht rewrote this play twice in order to encompass the relevant issues of the day. David Hare here gives us a sharp new, and very relevant, translation of the Brecht masterpiece. Questions will be raised and perhaps not always answered. That’s up to you!

“A man who doesn’t know the truth is just an idiot, but a man who knows the truth and calls it a lie is a crook.”

The Life of Galileo stars Michael Vairo as Galileo, with Richard Hersley, Chelsea Huang, Tristi Li, Matt Loop, Alexandria Mentari, Helen Volkow, Aiden Wright, and Joseph Makarov. It is directed by Michael Fera, technical direction by Michael Methot, set design by Todd Parker, lighting & projection design by Harika Xu, costume design by C.S. Fergusson-Vaux, properties by Frances Herzer & Josina de Bree, sound design by Zakk Harris, fight direction by Mike Kovaks and Ryan McNeill Bolton, stage management by Maria Denholme, and is produced by Joan Bryans and Matt Loop.

The Life of Galileo runs at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery) from Sept 7-30, Thursday through Sunday. All performances at 8 pm except Sundays Sept 16, 23, 30, when there is a 2pm matinée only (no evening performance).

Tickets are $22-$28, and are available on line at www.unitedplayers.com or at the door.

Preview: Sept.6th, all tickets $14.00.

Talk back session: after the show on Sept. 13th.

Reservations and info: phone 604 224 8007, ext. 2 or visit www.unitedplayers.com.