Mach 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays Mach 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays

Mach 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays  | 

April 30 — May 14

Caltech’s MACH 33 offers stories that capture our imagination and ignite our curiosity while fostering compelling conversations about the scientific, mathematical, and technological.  Staged readings feature the work of new, unpublished Los Angeles-area and Caltech/JPL playwrights. Hosted by the Pasadena Playhouse, the MACH 33 Festival readings are produced by Caltech Theater and performed by casts including Caltech students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Caltech/JPL/Huntington Library community. All readings are followed by post-show discussions with the playwrights.

 

MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech is a project of Caltech Theater. Under the direction of Brian Brophy, MACH 33 has grown out of a passion for bringing together science and art at Caltech. 

 

Special 3-Pack Offer 

Theory Of Nothing: Apr 30 at 8:00 PM

Out There Right Here: May 7 at 8:00 PM

Lie After Lie after Lie: May 14 at 8:00 PM

Members/students: $10

Non-Members: $15

Caltech’s MACH 33 offers stories that capture our imagination and ignite our curiosity while fostering compelling conversations about the scientific, mathematical, and technological.  Staged readings feature the work of new, unpublished Los Angeles-area and Caltech/JPL playwrights. Hosted by the Pasadena Playhouse, the MACH 33 Festival readings are produced by Caltech Theater and performed by casts including Caltech students, faculty, staff, and other members of the Caltech/JPL/Huntington Library community. All readings are followed by post-show discussions with the playwrights.

 

MACH 33: The Festival of New Science-Driven Plays at Caltech is a project of Caltech Theater. Under the direction of Brian Brophy, MACH 33 has grown out of a passion for bringing together science and art at Caltech. 

 

Special 3-Pack Offer 

About

Theory of Nothing, written by Lolly Ward and directed by Nike Doukas. Pasadena Playhouse, Monday, April 30 at 8 p.m. Once upon a space-time continuum, a scientist married a sculptor and had two children who lied. In one wild night of discovery, secrets unravel to reveal lost ambitions, lost loves, and lost minds. Physics meets fraud in this exploration of the dimensions of family.

 

Out There Right Here, written by Anna Nicholas and directed by Brian Brophy. Pasadena Playhouse, Monday, May 7 at 8 p.m. It’s Autumn, the Santa Anas are blowing, and L.A. is on fire again. Jasper Molloy is an aging Apollo astronaut diagnosed with Alzheimer’s; daughter Lucie used to be an archeologist until she found the Lord; while son Hubble is a SETI researcher and Atheist who spends his days searching for life in the multiverse. Out There Right Here takes place at the intersection of science and faith, and asks, “What does it mean to believe in anything?”

 

Lie After Lie After Lie, written by Stephen Dierkes and directed by Susan Dalian. Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech campus, Monday, May 14 at 8 p.m. In the late 1840s, before the age of Pasteur and Lister and the knowledge of sepsis, a Hungarian obstetrician named Ignaz Semmelweis found that the simple expedient of hand-washing could help physicians reduce maternal death by up to 90 percent. His discovery was rejected by his superiors — indeed by the whole western world — and he went mad. Lie After Lie After Lie is about science denial, male power over women’s bodies, and the backwardness of living in a post-truth world.

Cast

Theory of Nothing, April 30 at 8PM: Pasadena Playhouse
Brit: Jane Kaczmarek
Max: Dylan Saunders
Chuck: Stephen Culp
Camille: Tessa Auberjonois
Sugar: Megan Andrews
Jonathan: Raj Katti (Caltech PhD student)
Marie Curie: Carrie Anker (Caltech Theater)
Pierre Curie: Mark Kozlowski (Caltech PhD student)
Irene Curie: Sonia Bhaskaran (Caltech Theater)
Narrator: Tiffany Kim (Caltech Theater)

 

Out There Right Here, May 7 at 8PM: Pasadena Playhouse
Jasper: Phillip Baker Hall
Lucie: Lizzie Peet
Hubble: Paul Bartholomew
Johnny: Mauricio Mendoza
Helen: Anne Vaughan (Caltech Theater)
Narrator: Jake Mattinson (Caltech undergrad)

 

Lie After Lie After Lie: A True Story, May 14 at 8PM: Ramo Auditorium, Caltech
Semmelweiss: Marcus Nobreus
Maria/Hanna: Genia Michaela
Dr. Klein/Dr.Hebra: Peter Basch (JPL scientist)
Hans/Dr. Braun: Michael Gregory (JPL scientist)

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