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.

Production Team
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

Jim Bell
Paul Davies
Soma De
Lawrence Krauss
Maulik Parikh
Evan Scannapieco
Tanmay Vachaspati
Patrick Young

Featured Voices
Chris Danowski
Bonnie Eckard
Tyler Eglen
Darius Gharavi
Jeremy Gillett
Chelsea Pace
Julie Rada