Midtown West

Until Sun Aug 25 2013

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  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg


  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg


  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg


  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg


Photograph: Carol Rosegg


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I kept wondering: Is Green deliberately channeling John Lithgow in "Third Rock from the Sun"?--or are he and the director trying to convince us that Einstein was just a goofball? The piece did indeed play like a high school production: so full of earnestness but so maladroitly handled that it provoked unintended laughter at inappropriate times. Adam, you hit this one on the (frizzy) head.

Natasha Gregory

I saw the play and liked it. It showed so many sides of Einstein and the historical events that he participated it in. that I was willing to forgive the play's many flaws, which can be fixed later. I read Adam Feldman's review and it struck me as not based on facts and very cruel in tone. You don't dismiss a play because of a word here or there or an incident. Maybe Adam Feldman doesn't like macaroons, but I love them and Einstein endeared myself to me by eating them. As a footnote, Mr. Feldman's assertion "time slows down as one either approaches the speed of light" is not correct. Time slows down with motion, to an observer who stands still.

Dr. J.

The play is long (2.5 hours) but moves along in a spritly fashion, with many short scenes. The insights into Einsteins personal life are fascinating. The theater is small and all seats have a good view. However, a comment late in the play about Palestinians is an anachronism, or at least very misleading, as the term has meaning today that it did not when Einstein lived. You get much for for your money with this play. Dr. J.