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Phalaris's Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World

From 7 critic and 5 member reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Must see, Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting

About the show

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.



100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if You want to see an amazing show with enchanting, beautiful music.

Don't see it if You are crazy & don't like musicals.

91
Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see

See it if You love classic theatre and want to sing your way home.

Don't see it if Your looking for avant garde.

90
Enchanting, Must see, Epic

See it if You love music, suspense, mystery, romance

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see it


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