The Art Of Science Reading Series: Einstein’s Wife
by David C.Cassidy
May 29, 2019 7:30pm
Directed by Kim T.Sharp
Playroom Theater: 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor
Free admission/Limited Seating
Performance will be followed by a talkback with the playwright, David C. Cassidy.
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the confirmation of Einstein’s general relativity theory.
Mileva Marić confronts the challenges of disability and discrimination, love and fate, and her marriage to Albert Einstein. Based on actual events.
Time: Fall 1893.
Place: Zagreb, Croatia, Austro-Hungarian Empire
In the late 1800s Mileva Marić, a young Serbian woman facing the exclusion of women from higher education in most of Europe, travels to Zurich, Switzerland where she meets another first-year physics student, Albert Einstein. Mileva and Albert soon fall in love and eventually marry, a romance and marriage spanning Albert’s ascent to the top of his profession by the eve of World War I. But fate is unkind to Mileva, challenging her love and career and bringing upon the lovers both triumph and tragedy. Based on actual events, letters and poems.
This play was developed in collaboration with Break A Leg Productions, and its artistic director, Teri Black.