Oscar winner Richard Dreyfuss (above), last on Broadway in the 2004 production of Sly Fox, will star in TheaterWorks’ Relativity, a new play by Mark St. Germain.
Directed by Rob Ruggiero, performances at the Hartford venue are scheduled to run October 7-November 13.
In a statement artistic director Ruggiero said, “I am thrilled that we are launching our season with the news that our production ofRelativity will star the Academy Award winning actor Richard Dreyfuss in the role of Albert Einstein. Dreyfuss is an ‘Einstein enthusiast’ and will bring not only his intelligence and sensitivity to the role, but also a deep connection to Einstein, the man. We are delighted to bring an actor of his renown to Hartford and thrilled to present Mark’s penetrating look at family, ambition and choices.”
“In 1902, Albert and Mileva Einstein had a baby daughter,” state production notes. “After 1904, she was never heard from again. Years later in Princeton, when a young reporter confronts Einstein, he must face his greatest challenge: his past. Relativity explores the bonds of family and the cost of genius. Do you need to be a good man to be a great man?“
Read the full article from Playbill here.