Galileo-Inspired Starry Messenger Will Premiere at Theater for the New City; Casting Announced

News   Galileo-Inspired Starry Messenger Will Premiere at Theater for the New City; Casting Announced Ira Hauptman's Starry Messenger, an inward look at the ripples Galileo's discovery made within his own family, will receive its world premiere at the Theater for the New City.

Susan Einhorn will direct the 90-minute play that will run Jan. 27-Feb. 13, 2011. Broadway actor David Little (Brooklyn Boy, Six Degrees of Separation) will star as Galileo in a cast that will also include Brian Gagne, Jorge Luna, Elisa Matula, Jeremy Rishe, Marnye Young and Lou Vuolo. According to TFNC, Starry Messenger "traces the effects of Galileo's ordeals on his family--his son and two daughters--and his childrens' role in his decision to renounce his discoveries. Notions of science, faith, demons, madness and self-sacrifice are raised and overturned. As Cardinals Borgia and Zacchia negotiate with Galileo over his recantation, we are also afforded a close look at the process of reconciling new science with the power structure--a clash that we are mindful of in our present-day conflicts over evolution and global warming."

Starry Messenger will have set and costumes by Meghan E. Healey, lighting design by Jeff Greenberg and sound design by Nel Paese.

For tickets, phone (212) 254-1109 or visit TheaterfortheNewCity. The Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue in Manhattan.

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