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   from the issue of August 25, 2005

'Einstein' to play Carson Theater


In celebration of the World Year of Physics 2005, the UNL Department of Physics and Astronomy presents actor Tom Schuch in the one-man show, Einstein: A Stage Portrait, by Willard Simms.

Performances will be Sept. 23 and Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., both evenings at the Carson Theater in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Both shows are free and open to the public.

Thirty minutes before the show there will be a free "Physics Fun Fair" featuring physics topics, books, mementos (such as an Einstein action doll) and refreshments.

In the play, the year is 1946, the bomb has been dropped, the world has forever changed and Albert Einstein has invited the audience over to his home to set the record straight about his life.

Join Einstein for an evening of humor, introspection, science and a little violin. You'll walk away with a new understanding of the man who solved many of the world's most difficult puzzles with astounding creativity and a delicious sense of humor. There will also be a question and answer session with Schuch and a physics expert after each performance of this thought-provoking presentation.

The year 2005 marks the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's "miraculous year" in which he published three important papers with ideas that influenced all of modern physics.

The free show is made possible by contributions from the UNL's College of Arts and Sciences, the Center for Science Math and Computer Education, the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, the Department of Physics and Astronomy, the Cosmic Ray Observatory Project and professors Kenneth Bloom and Aaron Dominguez.

Advance tickets are available online at or call (402) 617-6483. Tickets will also be available at the door, but seating is limited. For more information on the World Year of Physics 2005, go online to



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