Light Falls 2017-04-24T12:56:13+00:00

Project Description

ONE INTREPID MIND TOOK ON THE UNIVERSE AND WON

Gerald W. Lynch Theatre
John Jay College
New York

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s discovery of the general theory of relativity, Light Falls weaved together dramatic portrayals, state-of-the-art animation and innovative projection techniques to trace Einstein’s electrifying journey toward one of the most beautiful ideas ever conceived.

Performed at the World Science Festival in 2015, Brian Greene and an ensemble cast created a dramatic retelling of the breakthrough moments, near misses, agonizing frustrations, and emergence into the light, as one intrepid mind took on the universe, and won.

59 productions designed the tricks, animations and projections that brought this piece to life, transforming one of the most powerful scientific ideas of the 20th century into a spectacular, stage-filling journey.

Credits

Physicist

Brian Greene

Director

Scott Faris

Design

59 Productions

Composer

Jeff Beal

Producer

Beth Howard

Associate Producer

Tanner Dahlin

Assistant Animators

Derek Breuer
Josh Zimmerman

Produced by

World Science Festival 2015

59 Team

Creative Director

Lysander Ashton

Producer

Richard Slaney

Lighting Designer

Benjamin Pearcy

Senior Animator

Nicol Scott

Senior Assistant Designer

Akhila Krishnan

Animators

Lawrence Watson
Ninoslav Vrana

Technical Associate

Maximilien Spielbichler