A chronicle of the brilliant life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Richard Feynman. From his role in the development of the atomic bomb to his controversial testimony at the investigation of the Challenger disaster, Feynman casts a long shadow across the worlds of physics and mathematics. Through playwright Arthur Giron’s eyes, we see how Feynman became one of the most important scientists of our time.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:
Emily Bergl as Arlene Greenbaum
Jessica Chastain as Sally/Cal Tech Group
Jill Gascoine as Gwyneth
Matt Gaydos as Franky/Reporter/Cal Tech Group
Harry Groener as Julius Lowenthal
Arye Gross as Rabbi/Members of Commission
Kathryn Hahn as Joan Feynman
Mark Harelik as Melville Feynman
Katharine Leonard as Doris/Cal Tech Group
Mary McGowan as Young Joan
Alec Medlock as Young Richard Feynman
Alfred Molina as Richard ‘Dick’ Feynman
Jenny O’Hara as Lucille Feynman
Raphael Sbarge as Robert Oppenheimer
Joe Spano as Mr. Graham
John Vickery as Chairman of the Challenger Inquiry Commission
Original music performed by Eric Sokol on the bongos and Adam Chevitz on the piano.
Includes an exclusive interview with famed theoretical physicist Dr. Brian Greene.
Directed by Rosalind Aryes. Recorded before a live audience at The Voice Box, Los Angeles in June of 2007.
Moving Bodies 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.