New Beast Theatre Works

music/theater- Light Waves and Their Uses

New Beast Theatre Works’ newest semi-opera explores the life of scientist Albert Michelson. Michelson, famous for his measurement of the velocity of light, was infamous for a devotion to his work that caused him to neglect himself and his family, and which ultimately led to his institutionalization.

With a script devised by the players, a score for sixteen pieces and five voices, projections, dance, and magic, the company will create Michelson’s imaginative world, his dreams, his mental illness, and discover what it looks like for a family to cope with genius and madness.