Einstein’s Wife by David C. Cassidy
Wednesday, May 29th 7:30PM
Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th Floor
Mileva Marić confronts the challenges of disability and discrimination, love and fate, and her marriage to Albert Einstein. Based on actual events.
Time: Fall 1893.
Place: Zagreb, Croatia, Austro-Hungarian Empire
About the Play
Einstein’s General Relativity Theory
100th Anniversary Confirmation Celebration
In the late 1800s Mileva Marić, a young Serbian woman facing the exclusion of women from higher education in most of Europe, travels to Zurich, Switzerland where she meets another first-year physics student, Albert Einstein. Mileva and Albert soon fall in love and eventually marry, a romance and marriage spanning Albert’s ascent to the top of his profession by the eve of World War I. But fate is unkind to Mileva, challenging her love and career and bringing upon the lovers both triumph and tragedy. Based on actual events, letters and poems.
This play was developed in collaboration with Break A Leg Productions, and its artistic director, Teri Black.
No reservation required.
8th floor (elevator building)
Directed by Kim T.Sharp
Bruce Barton*, Teri Black*,Mat Labotka*,
Eva Richards*, and Sara Taylor*
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association
This staged reading will be followed by a post performance talkback.
About the Playwright
David C. Cassidy is professor emeritus of history of science at Hofstra University. He is recently a co-author of Einstein’s Wife: The Real Story of Mileva Einstein-Marić.