Einstein: A Stage Portrait Coming To Los Alamos

Tom Schuch as Albert Einstein. Photo by Brad Stoddard Photography

AAUW News:

Tom Schuch, an internationally-acclaimed actor, will portray Albert Einstein, in Willard Simms’ 1984 award-winning play at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13 and 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14 at the Los Alamos Little Theater.

Tickets are $20 and available at CB FOX and at the door (check or cash only).

The play is set in 1946 in Einstein’s home. He invites you in to “set the record straight” on the events unfolding in the world in the wake of the atom bomb being dropped.

“It will be a performance of humor, introspection, science and even a little violin as Schuch keeps the audience spellbound, inviting the listener to reminisce and hear tales of Einstein the genius,” organizers said. “Tom Schuch’s performance will give an understanding of Einstein’s ability to solve many of the world’s most difficult puzzles with astounding creativity and humor.”

It was Einstein’s letter to President Roosevelt in 1939 that eventually led to the formation of the Manhattan Project centered at Los Alamos.

2015 was the 100th year of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

“If you want to say science can be something for you too — there’s no better place to start than with Einstein,” MIT Museum Director John Durant writes. “He was the greatest scientist in the world, yet he believed that morality was always more important than science.”

More than hundred years ago, in November 1915, Albert Einstein wrote down the famous field equations of General Relativity, which showed how light was at the center of the very structure of space and time. He was a reluctant celebrity who single-handedly set the science world on its collective ear at the astonishing age of 26 with his Special Theory of Relativity.

This production is a fundraiser for the AAUWNM Tech Trek STEM camp for middle school girls held in Socorro in June. The event is a gift from the AAUW branch to the community. All of the proceeds will be contributed to the Tech Trek camp.