—The play’s special way of interacting with the public. The piece takes place around them: a direct nod to Galileo’s hypotheses. The result is a 360 degree theater experience, “that reflects a world of astronomy that’s the projection of Galileo’s enlightened mind”, say its creators.
—The use of a story that takes place in the sixteenth century allows us to reflect on questions that are extremely current. What do we think about the core beliefs of our time? How do we exercise our freedom in today’s socio-cultural context? What’s imposed on us by the society we live in? How can we relate to Galileo’s thirst for discovery and to be more than what the system lets him be? “Putting on this play nowadays is to go back to these questions, which ineludibly complement reality”, says the company.
—Galileo Galilei: Born in Italy in 1564, this astronomer, philosopher, mathematician and physicist was considered the father of the scientific method and one of science’s main champions during the Renaissance. He came up with the first Law of Motion and, after creating the first telescope, publicly voiced his support for the Copernican heliocentric theory from a century before, earning him life imprisonment during the Inquisition. He died in 1642.