Thursday, May 7, 2009

The Life of Galileo

It is the International Year of Astronomy and in celebration Theater Arts at CalTech will present five outdoor performances of Bertolt Brecht's Life of Galileo on the CalTech campus. What better way to celebrate the IYA?

Tackling the conflict between dogmatism and scientific evidence, the play depicts the later years of the life of Galileo Galilei, the great Italian Baroque natural philosopher who was persecuted by the Roman Catholic Church for the promulgation of his scientific discoveries.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $9 for seniors and students, and $5 for youth. Caltech, JPL, and group discounts are available.

Performance times:
8 p.m. on Friday, May 15
7 p.m. on Sunday, May 17
8 p.m. on Friday, May 22
8 p.m. on Saturday, May 23
7 p.m. on Sunday, May 24

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