Life of Galileo

February 27, 2019 - March 17, 2019
7:30 PM - 12:00 PM

Event Location

Joan H Gillings Center for Dramatic Art 120 Country Club Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27599

Date/Time Information

Feb 27–Mar 1, 2018 7:30pm

Event Description

Galileo Galilei: father, hero, heretic. When a chance discovery leads to evidence of a seismic shift in scientific thinking, Galileo sparks a dangerous dispute with authority. To challenge the idea that the earth is the centre of the universe is to challenge the all-powerful Roman Catholic Church. Brecht’s dramatisation of the battle between belief and reason considers whether proof matters when dogma reigns. Featuring original music by Justin Ellington and directed by PlayMakers’ Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch.