Feynman Play "QED"
To Be Staged in Los Angeles
February 25 Update:
The May 11 performance will have a special surprise at the end. Alda, Rutishauser, and Leighton will drum
after the performance in honor of Feynman's birthday!
The block of tickets that Friends of Tuva reserved for May 11 is completely
sold out, so... see you there if you have a ticket!
Attention, friends of Tuva and fans of Richard Feynman!
Here is an official announcement from Friends of Tuva HQ about
the new play starring ALAN ALDA as RICHARD FEYNMAN:
Playwright: Peter Parnell
Theatre: MARK TAPER FORUM, at the Music Center, in downtown Los
Angeles (near corner of Hope and Grand Streets).
FOR TICKETS, call 213 628-2772 or visit www.TaperAhmanson.com
. The ticket office is open Tuesday thru Sunday, and closed on Mondays.
TICKETS GO ON SALE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2001
Tickets may sell out fast, so make your arrangements as quickly
PREVIEWS: March 10 through March 20 (dark on Mondays)
Cost: $30.50 (includes $3.50 service charge)
PERFORMANCES: March 23 through May 13 (dark on Mondays)
Cost: $35.50 to $49.50 (includes $5.50 service charge)
For the full schedule, visit www.TaperAhmanson.com
My good friend Tom Rutishauser, who got the Feynman connection
going through drumming more than 30 years ago, has been coaching Alan Alda. Tom
reports that Alda is very much like Feynman --- he's definitely got the
spirit! (And his drumming ain't bad, either!)
I plan to be in LA with my family March 10 & 11 (for opening
previews), and May 11-13 (for RPF's birthday May 11 and the closing
performances). It would be great to meet up before or after the show! With any
luck, Tom will be there, too, and maybe we'll do a little drumming for the
Here's some information from www.TaperAhmanson.com:
A new play
By Peter Parnell
Inspired by the writings of Richard Feynman
And Ralph Leighton's Tuva or Bust!
Directed by Gordon Davidson
It is high adventure of the mind and spirit, overflowing with
intellectual curiosity and fun!
"I hope you can accept Nature as She is -- absurd.
I'm going to have fun telling you about this absurdity, because I find it
Alan Alda brings to life Richard Feynman, the genius behind QED,
quantum electrodynamics, which Feynman called "the strange theory of light
and matter". Richard Feynman was one of the greatest physicists of
the 20th century -- from his work on the atomic bomb to his simple solution to
the puzzle of the Challenger disaster, Feynman helped shape the world as we know
it and helped the average person better understand photons, quarks and
gluons. Nobel laureate, Caltech professor, iconoclastic icon, caring
family man, amateur artist, safecracker and bongo player, Feynman was a
multitalented man of infinite dimensions and enchanting humor. Outrageous
and courageous, Feynman's life was very much like his view of Nature --
tantalizing and captivatingly absurd.