A time of change. A time of discovery. One night, at a New Years Eve party in the beginning of 1963, three young people at the start of their academic careers find themselves asking questions that become unexpectedly personal. What is the nature of Time? What do we really know about the world around us? Is it possible to really know the laws of physics, or the laws of the human heart? Cosmology and Poetry, East and West, Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, all collide. And with a little bit of champagne and some dancing, maybe the answers will come out. But without doubt, nothing will ever be the same again, for any of them.
"Astonishing.....Excellent writing and emotionally acute acting keep us engaged, moved and educated during this extraordinary evening of theatre.
Charles Kruger, Theatrestorm
In "A Time for Hawking," Coughran rises to lyrical heights of physics and language-invoking mystical Indian parables to evoke moving planets and stars. From a male-driven game of croquet to a slowly, unfolding explanation of Einstein's theories, the intimate three person scene opens up our imaginations, too.
Barry Horowitz, Theatrius
Alan Coyne's portrayal of Stephen Hawking is riveting and powerful - a wonderful fit of actor to role. Tirumari Jothi as Jayant is unassuming and unflappable, But Stephen's alluring nemesis is Jane, played with stunning authority by a wonderful Adrian Deane. Proper and imperious, she is the immovable object that challenges Stephen's beliefs. As a Spanish literature student, intellectually strong and undaunted by the scientists, she represents the perspective of the humanities. She asserts her own world view with confidence and questions what Stephen and Jayant accept as the truth and beauty of cosmology. Victor Cordell, For All Events You needn't be frightened, though. In fact, physics are the best parts... abstract definitions and explanations become concrete... you might come closer to grokking why time speeds up and slows down, or what exactly theoretical physicists spend their time pursuing, than you ever have before. Deane does exquisite work... elevating Jane to a character of molten complexity.
Lily Janiack, SF Chronicle
Alan Coyne as Stephen Hawking
Adrian Deane as Jane Wilde
and Tirumari Jothi as Jayant Narliker
$30 General; $25 Students & Seniors (over 62) www.indrasnettheater.com or call our box office at (415) 613-9210 All performances include a pre-show talk which will begin a half hour before the show starts.
Jan 5, 8pm to 9:30pm, Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave, Berkeley