Also in the cast are Michael Cassidy and Saul Rubinek. UC Santa Barbara's Professional Artists Lab and the California NanoSystems Institute are presenting the play, which won the first-ever Scientists, Technologists, and Artists Generating Exploration (STAGE) competition created by the two organizations to honor the best new play about science and technology.
According to a release on the UCSB website, the play "is about a Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist who pursues evidence of God through physics, while simultaneously upsetting the balance of her relationships with her oldest and closest friend, a rabbi, and her star postdoctoral student, the son of a Christian Scientist."
Lawrence's Broadway credits include Chicago, Fiddler on the Roof and Cabaret. She was a regular on "NYPD Blue" and has guest-starred on "Desperate Housewives," among other shows.
Cassidy played Zach Stevens on "The O.C." Rubinek has appeared in "And the Band Played On" and "Unforgiven," among other films, and had the recurring role as Donny Douglas on "Frasier."
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