Great Big World LLC presents a one-of-a kind theatrical event – neither play nor lecture – staged to reflect Steven Friedman’s prismatic and eclectic vision of the world. More…
Harvard-educated, molecular biologist, visual artist, and provocative underground philosopher, Steven Friedman has the answers to life’s big questions. This play uses personal narrative, poetry, art and science to tell the story of a contemporary philosopher's quest to fulfill Einstein's ambition 'to solve the riddle of the great, big world.' Friedman offers a solution to the world’s pain – a philosophy based on Kierkegaard’s story in which an ancient torture device, Phalaris’s Bull, turned the terrible sounds of pain into music. To create is to enter Phalaris’s Bull, and our pain becomes beauty.
See it if you enjoy an interesting set and hearing an interesting life story narrated by a single person
Don't see it if you don't like narrator spouting mindless aphorisms wrapped up in philosophical language or self-promoting story that is actually sad
See it if you don't value your own time
Don't see it if you want to avoid another trite, condescending and contrived self-important white guy who thinks his little world reflects the rest us.