GALILEO

Genre: Other
By Bertolt Brecht, Directed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Director, Julie Fei-Fan Balzer, and cast members John D'Arcangelo, Ruth Darcy, Timothy Downey, Loren Dunn, Desiree Maumus, Geoffrey Parrish, Martin Soole, Maria Estine Taylor, and Cheri Wicks are exploring Bertolt Brecht's classic, Galileo, through Milk Can's Scene Herd Uddered (SHU) workshop process. Regarded as one of Brecht's masterpieces, Galileo is a fictionalized history of the scientist Galileo Galilei. The play's major themes are science versus religion, poor versus wealthy, knowledge versus ignorance, and the ethical responsibilities of the scientist.
The Milk Can Theatre Company's monthly reading series Scene Herd Uddered. To call it a reading series is a misnomer. Scene Herd Uddered isn't actors sitting in chairs simply reading a script. Instead, each presentation is the culmination of seven weeks of intense developmental work. We give a team usually composed of a playwright, a director and a group of actors a budget, rented space in which to show their work, a stage manager, publicity, and a support staff of dramaturgs. This is a rare opportunity for emerging artists to spend seven weeks developing a project together, without the intense pressures and constraints usually associated with the production of a new play. We gladly push teams to take huge creative risks and stretch the boundaries, rather than driving towards a neat, traditional end product. Each month we invite the public to view these projects-in-progress and share their views on them.
Open:   05/07/07
Close:   05/07/07

Schedule:
Monday, May 7th at 7:00 pm
Theater:   Michael Weller Theatre
Address:   311 West 43rd Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$10.00
Presented by: Milk Can Theatre Company         Official Web Site: www.milkcantheatre.org