Florida Studio Theatre
FST COMMISSION and NNPN ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE!
In 1902, Albert Einstein had a daughter. Two years later she disappeared, and was never mentioned again. What happened? There is no definitive answer and there are as many theories as there are Einstein scholars. Relativity imagines one theory while exploring the two contradictory Albert Einsteins:
the beloved Public Figure, and a stunningly different Private Einstein.
PREVIEWS & FEATURES
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- TotalTheater.com: There may well be at least one thing, but perhaps a lot, to learn in seeing Relativity but it could not be less dryly obtained than from FST’s three excellent actors under the unerring direction of Jason Cannon. They are as entertaining as informative… Relativity is a play good for repeat attendance. I venture to bet, after seeing it at FST, many people search the web for facts about Einstein and his relationships with others in and outside of his career. I know I was so-moved.
- The Observer: McDermott and Zukerman deliver engaging performances, with comic cameos by Bondi as the authoritarian housekeeper. Director Jason Cannon keeps his eye on the issues of the heart underlying the war of ideas… It’s gripping stuff—with a few surprises I won’t spoil… The ideas in the air and the skeletons in Einstein’s family closet make for compelling entertainment.
- Sarasota Magazine: Zukerman and McDermott bring it to life with zest under the taut direction of Jason Cannon. Both actors are adept at delivering the quick back-and-forth arguments here without becoming academic, and Zukerman masters the difficult task of portraying a famous figure without ever seeming to impersonate… a lot of intellectual and emotional punch.
- Sarasota Herald-Tribune: [A] lot of thought-provoking and entertaining ideas in the stimulating world premiere of “Relativity”… Robert Zukerman plays Einstein with an effortless charm, wit and passion in the engaging production staged by Jason Cannon… [T]he play zips along and leaves you with plenty to think and talk about and perhaps eager to look anew at the life and work of Einstein.