Life of Galileo
By Bertolt Brecht
Directed by Vivienne Benesch
The classic play reimagined with a cutting-edge, modern aesthetic
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.
“If one masterwork seems more timely than ever, it is ‘Life of Galileo’ — I can’t think of a more prescient play for our times.”
This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
We recommend this show for interested audiences of all ages, but those 11-years-old and up may find it most engaging.
Approximately 3 hours, including intermission.
TICKETS AND SHOWTIMES
7:30p P, V
|MAR 4||MAR 5
7:30p C, 👌
|MAR 11||MAR 12
Family Discount—15% Off Adult+Youth Tickets
The good stuff isn’t just for grown-ups. There’s no better time to introduce the young person in your life to the magic of live theatre. Now you can get 15% off your entire order when you purchase at least one $12 youth ticket with your own ticket to Life of Galileo. Simply add at least one youth ticket to your own regularly-priced ticket(s) and your order will be automatically discounted at checkout.*
For even more family fun, plan to attend the Family Fun Matinee on March 9. We’ll be joined by our partners at Morehead Planetarium & Science Center for some pre-show activities for kids of all ages. Be sure to follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all PlayMakers events!
*Discount reflected in final purchase price once all tickets have been added to cart. Adult and youth tickets must be purchased for the same performance of the same production. Youth(s) must be present at the Box Office when picking up tickets. Discount not valid for Opening Night, Community Night, or seats in Section C.
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By Kim Jackson
RDU On Stage
March 7, 2019
Review: Reason Is Beset by Faith and Politics, in Galileo’s Time as in Ours
By Byron Woods
March 6, 2019
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Review: Life of Galileo
By Garrett Southerland
March 4, 2019
Life of Galileo Sets New Standard for PlayMakers Productions in Stunning Amalgam of Text and Talent
By Roy C. Dicks
March 2, 2019
Vivienne Benesch, Producing Artistic Director of PlayMakers on Ron Stutts
By Aaron Johnson
February 23, 2019
PlayMakers retells an age-old battle of science and religion with ‘Galileo’
By Abbie Ashford
The Daily Tar Heel
February 18, 2019