Ira Hauptman's Starry Messenger Flies Into New York Jan. 27

News   Ira Hauptman's Starry Messenger Flies Into New York Jan. 27
Ira Hauptman's Starry Messenger, an inward look at the ripples Galileo's discovery made within his own family, begins its world-premiere engagement Jan. 27 at the Theater for the New City.

Susan Einhorn directs the 90-minute play that will run through Feb. 13. Broadway actor David Little (Brooklyn Boy, Six Degrees of Separation) stars as Galileo in a cast that also includes 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 has 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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