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Light Falls

John Jay College, New York


One intrepid mind took on the universe and won

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.

Opened 2015

Gerald W. Lynch Theatre, John Jay College, New York


Brian Greene

Scott Faris

59 Productions

Jeff Beal

Beth Howard

Associate Producer
Tanner Dahlin

Assistant Animators
Derek Breuer
Josh Zimmerman

Produced by
World Science Festival 2015

59 Team

Creative Director
Lysander Ashton

Richard Slaney

Lighting Designer
Benjamin Pearcy

Senior Animator
Nicol Scott

Senior Assistant Designer
Akhila Krishnan

Lawrence Watson
Ninoslav Vrana

Technical Associate
Maximilien Spielbichler