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ISBN: 978-0-8222-3874-4
Full Length, Drama
1 man, 2 women
Total Cast: 3, Flexible Set
FEE: $100 per performance.
THE STORY: In 1902, Albert and Mileva Einstein had a daughter. After 1904, the child was never seen or spoken of again.It is now 1942, and a reporter has come to interview Einstein about his mysterious family history, only to discover far more secrets under the surface. As the reporter questions Einstein about his theory of relativity and personal past, she develops a new, more pressing query: To be a great man, does one first need to be a good man?
“St. Germain is a skilled writer of historical biography—if you saw his Freud’s Last Session…then you’ll have a sense of what you are buying here. [His] plays invariably are very practical, low-cost productions…they appeal to smart audiences who like a soupçon of intellectual rigor laced with accessible humor. …you get to ponder some of life’s ironies—and, of course, the morality of old Einstein himself…” —Chicago Tribune. “What St. Germain ultimately shows the audience is that no family[,] no matter [how] famous or wealthy[,] is exempt from dysfunction and drama. RELATIVITY goes into a lot of dark places and asks very hard questions without trying to answer them—rather it simply states the questions and provides theories about them—much like the life and work of its central character, and it does so in seriously entertaining fashion.” — “…well-crafted, taut, and insightful… raises provocative questions about the high price paid by those who nurture genius.” —