Northwestern University's Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science proudly presents an ETOPiA production.

A Life of Galileo

Northwestern University's Robert R. McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science is proud to present an ETOPiA production.

By: Bertolt Brecht
Directed by: Brian Bell
Cast Members: Tom McElroy, Laura Berner Taylor, Michael P. McDonald
Stage Manager: Amanda Davis

Made possible by:
The Barry and Mary Ann MacLean Fund for Art & Engineering and the James F. and Mary L. Gibbons Art and Technology Fund along with Northwestern University’s Materials Research Center (DMR-1121262), International Institute for Nanotechnology, and The Graduate School.

Synopsis

In examining the life of one of history’s most prominent scientists, A Life of Galileo examines the struggle between unchanging worldviews and evolving scientific knowledge.
 
In the 17th century Venetian Republic, professor and scientist Galileo Galilei hears about a new invention – the telescope – and creates one of his own. While the new tool unlocks a universe of planets, moons, and a heliocentric model of our solar system, it also leads to a new view that runs counter to the powerful Roman Catholic Church. Under interrogation, Galileo is forced to decide between standing by his discoveries and undergoing torture, or recanting his work and saving himself and his family from personal ruin.

Dates/Times

  • November 13 - December 6
  • Friday and Saturdays at 8 p.m. / Sundays at 2 p.m.

Please note: This performance will still be active during Thanksgiving weekend

Reserve Tickets

Location

Technological Institute, Room L361, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL

Ticket Price

Admission is free and reservations are highly recommended.