Richard Kent Green Is Einstein Off-Broadway, Opening Aug. 11

By Andrew Gans
August 11, 2013

The world premiere of Jay Prasad's Einstein officially opens Aug. 11 at 3 PM following previews that began Aug. 2 at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street.



Directed by Randolph Curtis Rand, the cast includes Richard Kent Green as Einstein, Grant Kretchik, Steven Bidwell, Steve Carter, Jill Catherine Durso, Brad Fryman, Frank Palmer, Jay William Thomas, Sophie Vanier and Sheilagh Weymouth.

Einstein, according to press notes, "follows the turbulent life of the renowned physicist as he moves from a dropout with no foreseeable prospects to the most renowned scientist of his time. Einstein was an enigmatic and controversial figure throughout his life. Who was the real Einstein? The man who cruelly mistreated his first wife, or the one who worked day and night to bring over refugees from Hitler’s Germany? The pioneer who explored new frontiers in science, or the road blocker who passionately opposed quantum mechanics and the Big Bang Theory?"

The production also features scenic design by Alex Beja, costume design by Samantha Newby, lighting design by Daniel Winters and projection design by Darwin Gilmore.

Presented by Variations Theatre Group (Rich Ferraioli, artistic director), Einstein is playing a limited engagement through Aug. 25. Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM with Sunday matinees at 3 PM.

Tickets are $18 and are available through VariationsTheatreGroup.com.