Dava Sobel’s thoughtful play brings to life the story of Nicolaus Copernicus, the Renaissance astronomer and mathematician who proposed the heliocentric model of the universe in which the Sun stands at the center. Plagued by self-doubt and threatened by religious censure, Copernicus resisted the publication of his work until just before his death in 1543. And the Sun Stood Still follows Copernicus in those final years as he works to complete his research with the help of Georg Rheticus, a young disciple from Wittenberg, Germany.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring:
Robert Foxworth as Copernicus
John Vickery as Bishop Dantiscus
Kate Steele as Anna
Michael Kirby as Rheticus
Gregory Harrison as Giese
Includes a conversation with playwright Dava Sobel, author of A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos.
Directed by Rosalind Ayres. Recorded before a live audience at The Invisible Studios, West Hollywood in February of 2015.
And the Sun Stood Still is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Major funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, to enhance public understanding of science and technology in the modern world.
“Brought to life with the superb performance of a full cast…enthusiastically recommended.” — Midwest Book Review
“Robert Foxworth and newcomer Michael Kirby have a fine time sparring over the mysterious details of gravity…enlightening and educational.” — AudioFile Magazine