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Brooklyn | Opens Feb 15

Brecht in Exile Part I: Galileo

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Irondale Ensemble presents a new staging of Bertold Brecht's drama about the legendary astronomer and physicist, and his battle between his scientific principals and the Catholic Church. More…

"Galileo" follows Galileo as he worked to prove the Copernican theory that the sun, not the earth, is the center of the universe. Galileo’s findings and claims challenged the Catholic Church’s omnipotent religious rule. Accused of heresy and brought to trial, Galileo forcefully recanted his findings and was confined to house arrest for the rest of his life, forbidden to continue to write further about a moving earth or a stationary sun. The adaptation also showcases a new political system coming into power and the extreme intellectual conflict experienced by technology and information.




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