The Life of Galileo
by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Hare
22 JUN - 10 JUL 2021 — Theatre
Auckland Theatre Company
3 hours, including interval
Meet the man who rocked the world.
It may have been more than 400 years since the Roman Inquisition challenged Galileo Galilei’s proof that the Earth rotated around the sun but, sadly, the story of arrogant leaders refusing to accept the findings of science is all too timely.
Bertolt Brecht’s masterly portrait of genius under fire positively bristles with thought-provoking contemporary resonances.
Leading the large ensemble, Kiwi acting legend Michael Hurst is well equipped to embody the contradictions, flaws and genius of Galileo: a man who looked to the stars, risked heresy and changed how we see the heavens but, also, a man who was naive, ambitious, idealistic and capable of petty cruelty.
The Life of Galileo promises a night of bold ideas, brilliant theatricality, and a full-throated defence of speaking truth to power.
Tue 22 Jun 7:00 PM Preview
Wed 23 Jun 7:00 PM Preview
Thu 24 Jun 8:00 PM Opening Night
Fri 25 Jun 8:00 PM
Sat 26 Jun 8:00 PM
Sun 27 Jun 4:00 PM EAT/TALK/PLAY
Tue 29 Jun 7:00 PM Youth Forum
Wed 30 Jun 7:00 PM
Thu 1 Jul 8:00 PM
Fri 2 Jul 8:00 PM
Sat 3 Jul 8:00 PM
Sun 4 Jul 4:00 PM Audio Described & Touch Tour
Tue 6 Jul 7:00 PM
Wed 7 Jul 7:00 PM
Thu 8 Jul 8:00 PM
Fri 9 Jul 8:00 PM
Sat 10 Jul 2:00 PM NZSL Interpreted
Sat 10 Jul 8:00 PM
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