Announcing the 4th Annual Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech!
Saturday, May 14, 4:00 p.m.
Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, 1216 California Blvd., Pasadena
Heart of the Stars, about Subrahamnyan Chandrasekhar
An original screenplay written by Theater Arts Caltech director Brian Brophy; artist, writer, and filmmaker Usha Damerla; Bryan Penprase, Professor of Physics and Astrophysics at Yale-National University of Singapore; and Caltech recent PhDs Manan Arya and Utkarsh Mital.
A play about Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physics.
Friday, April 22, 6:00 p.m.
Caltech’s Ramo Auditorium and the lawn outside the auditorium. Find us here.
Free Pre-Show Interactive Artist Event, 6:00 – 7:15 p.m.
Artist Kim Stringfellow discusses her sound art project about the social, political, and environmental history of the Owens Valley and the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
Join us at 6:00 p.m. for Ernie's Al Fresco food truck and free specialty coffees from Rose City Coffee!
Staged reading of The Chisera by Paula Cizmar, 7:30 p.m.
Set in the California Owens Valley in both 1903 and the present, The Chisera is a drama about water, love, and loss.
Saturday, April 30, 4:00 p.m.
Beckman Institute Auditorium, 400 S. Wilson Ave
Planet Between the Stars by Caltech Y writer Hillary Bhaskaran
In “Planet Between the Stars,” historical fiction combines with astronomical fantasy to bring Pluto’s epic discovery to life. Over the course of a century, five uncommon characters struggle to overleap obstacles both human and scientific. Even in the face of death, nothing stops the search for truth when planets and passions align. Written in verse, "Planet Between the Stars" spins a curious tale about the eccentric characters involved in the discovery of Pluto.
Saturday, May 7, 4:00 p.m.
Noyes 153 (Chemistry building) on the campus of Caltech, Pasadena
Faustus, PhD by Caltech graduate student Mark Kozlowski
Fame, fortune, and a Nobel prize at 35! A comedy about selling your soul for science.