QED: A Play from Dynamic Patterns TheatreDynamic Patterns Theatre is excited to announce the first production in the new Science at the Theatre Series, QED: A Play. This funny, touching, and educational show featuring a day in the of life Nobel Laureate Prof. Richard Feynman is written by Peter Parnell and stars central Illinois actor Al Scheider.

With their combined background of art, literature, and physics, Matthew and Michelle Dearing have wanted to develop a unique and interesting theatrical experience that merges quality live entertainment with an element of informal education that is primed for a broad public audience. Interestingly, there is a significant library of great theatre that revolves around scientific themes and ideas, and dynamic patterns theatre will explore this venue in its new “Science at the Theatre” Series.

“I believe it is critical for a broader public in our culture to have an increased general appreciation for science. By using creative venues for informal education opportunities, which is currently a major goal of the National Science Foundation, we can reach out to audiences searching for quality and memorable theatrical entertainment, while exposing them to inspiring and exciting ideas from science,” said Matthew T. Dearing, co-producer of dynamic patterns theatre.

QED: A Play presents scenes from a day in Feynman’s life, less than two years before his death, interweaving many strands from Feynman’s biography, including the Manhattan project and the Challenger inquiry, and more personal topics such as the death of Feynman’s wife, and his own fight with cancer.

The show will be performed September 13 and 14, 2013 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, Illinois and on September 20 and 21, 2013 at the Playhouse on the Square in Jacksonville, Illinois, and October 3 and 4, 2013 at the Madden Arts Center in Decatur, Illinois.

For ticket and performance time information, please visit the QED: A Play feature page and “Like” us on Facebook!

 
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