Riverside Theatres Presents
Joining the Dots Theatre
By Mark St. Germain
Directed by Johann Walraven
By arrangement with Music Theatre International Australasia Pty Ltd, on behalf of Dramatists Play Service Inc
These days Albert Einstein is as famous for his quotable quotes and his flagrant disregard for combs as he is for his outstanding contribution to physics. But what do we actually know of the man under the white hair? Does the private life of such a publicly acknowledged genius matter? Relativity by Mark St Germain asks the question: to be a great man, does one first need to be a good man?
Joining the Dots Theatre Co is bringing their hugely popular 2022 production to the Lennox Theatre at Riverside in May 2023. Johann Walraven will again direct Nicholas Papademetriou (as Einstein), Nisrine Amine (as Margaret the journalist) and Alison Chambers (as Einstein’s secretary/housekeeper).
St Germain is known for plays that place historical figures into imagined circumstances (such as Freud’s Last Session). The truth is that in 1902 Albert and Mileva Einstein had a daughter but after 1904, the child was never seen or spoken of again. The play opens in 1942 with a journalist coming to interview Einstein but is she more interested in the public theories or the very private man? Relativity has St Germain’s winning trademark combination of intelligence, wit and heart.
Suitable for ages 13+