• Wes Savick’s Einstein’s Dreams opens in Cambridge

11/20/2008

Underground Railway Theatre remounts Einstein’s Dreams starting this week. The adaptation of Alan Lightman’s best-selling novel was adapted and directed by Wesley Savick, Associate Professor of Theatre. Originally premiered in 2007 by Underground Railway, the production most recently performed in New York and will now move to the new Central Square Theatre in Cambridge. While the book has inspired several adaptations for the stage, this production is reportedly Lightman’s favorite.

Set in Switzerland, 1905, the play portrays Einstein, a modest patent clerk in a new marriage, struggling to make ends meet while in the back of his mind re-conceiving time.  Einstein's Dreams reveals Einstein’s imagination as he completes his Theory of Relativity, envisioning many possible dimensions of time, posing tangled, absurd and poetic worlds that illustrate the tragedy and beauty of the human condition.

Einstein’s Dreams runs in repertory at the Central Square Theater with Alice’s Adventures Underground November 18 through December 14. For more information about this production or to purchase tickets, please visit Underground Railway Theatre.

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