A Brief Anniversary of Time
More than a quarter of a century ago, a slim book by a British physicist became an international blockbuster phenomenon. Steven Hawking’s A Brief History of Time explained in layman’s terms such cosmic imponderables as the Big Bang, black holes, imaginary numbers, and time travel.
Lance Gharavi’s one-man show, A Brief Anniversary of Time, is a celebration of Hawking’s magnificent achievement, but it is also a very personal story of three generations. Gharavi’s struggle with all-too-human questions of love, loss, memory, and time are juxtaposed against the vast, mind-bending wonders of Hawking’s universe. Created in collaboration with a team of artists and scientists including Lawrence Krauss, Paul Davies, and Jim Bell, the play weaves science and personal narrative in a moving tale that’s part NOVA, part memoire, and part existential crisis machine.
Lead Artist: Lance Gharavi
Media Designer: Daniel Fine
Assistant Media Designer: Boyd Branch
Sound Designer: Stephen Christensen
Production Designer: Anastasia Schneider
Stage Manager: Aubrey Grace Watkins