The Life of Galileo

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​​​​​​​By Bertolt Brecht

Translated by David Hare

Directed by Nick Sandys

March 28 - May 1, 2016

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Estimated Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes, plus one 15 minute intermission

Performances at the Greenhouse Theater Center


Galileo knows the pleasure of discovery, the empowering nature of knowledge, and more than the powers-that-be would prefer. As he fights to share his discoveries with the common man, he is forced to consider what leaders owe to their followers - especially in the face of mortal danger. The past parallels the present in Brecht's highly theatrical parable about the struggle between science and authority.