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'An Afternoon or Evening with Albert Einstein' in Pleasanton

Interactive portrayal onstage and online

Hear from the scientific icon -- as portrayed by historical character actor Duffy Hudson -- in-person in Pleasanton and online next month as "An Afternoon or Evening with Albert Einstein" closes the 2022 Ed Kinney Speaker Series.

Actor Duffy Hudson as Albert Einstein. (Photo courtesy Museum on Main)

Organized by the Museum on Main, the live performances next Tuesday in the Firehouse Arts Center and on Oct. 11 via webinar platform BigMarker will see Hudson return to play Einstein in the Chautauquan style, telling the story of his life and revolutionary physics discoveries such as the Theory of Relativity, the dilution of time and his Twin Paradox.

"Chautauqua performances are a unique way for people, young and old alike, to engage with history and historical personalities. Actors bring historical characters out of the book or Wikipedia page and onto the stage, providing the audience with a monologue as a historical character and then answering the audiences' questions as the character," said Jim DeMersman, the museum's executive director.

Hudson will open the performance in character, including a Q&A as Einstein, and then step out of character at the end to answer any final questions about the great scientific thinker.

The in-person shows will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. next Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the Firehouse in downtown Pleasanton, with the online version to follow on Oct. 11. General admission tickets are $25 for the stage performance and $20 for the virtual viewing, with discounts available for seniors, students and museum members.

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The Ed Kinney Speaker Series, which ran monthly from January to October, is funded by the city of Pleasanton, Civic Arts Commission Grant Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, Alameda County Arts Commission and Best Western Pleasanton Plus Inn, in addition to ticket fees.

To learn more, visit www.museumonmain.org or call the museum at 925-462-2766.

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'An Afternoon or Evening with Albert Einstein' in Pleasanton

Interactive portrayal onstage and online

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Uploaded: Thu, Sep 29, 2022, 10:38 pm

Hear from the scientific icon -- as portrayed by historical character actor Duffy Hudson -- in-person in Pleasanton and online next month as "An Afternoon or Evening with Albert Einstein" closes the 2022 Ed Kinney Speaker Series.

Organized by the Museum on Main, the live performances next Tuesday in the Firehouse Arts Center and on Oct. 11 via webinar platform BigMarker will see Hudson return to play Einstein in the Chautauquan style, telling the story of his life and revolutionary physics discoveries such as the Theory of Relativity, the dilution of time and his Twin Paradox.

"Chautauqua performances are a unique way for people, young and old alike, to engage with history and historical personalities. Actors bring historical characters out of the book or Wikipedia page and onto the stage, providing the audience with a monologue as a historical character and then answering the audiences' questions as the character," said Jim DeMersman, the museum's executive director.

Hudson will open the performance in character, including a Q&A as Einstein, and then step out of character at the end to answer any final questions about the great scientific thinker.

The in-person shows will be held at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. next Tuesday (Oct. 4) at the Firehouse in downtown Pleasanton, with the online version to follow on Oct. 11. General admission tickets are $25 for the stage performance and $20 for the virtual viewing, with discounts available for seniors, students and museum members.

The Ed Kinney Speaker Series, which ran monthly from January to October, is funded by the city of Pleasanton, Civic Arts Commission Grant Program, National Endowment for the Humanities, California Humanities, Alameda County Arts Commission and Best Western Pleasanton Plus Inn, in addition to ticket fees.

To learn more, visit www.museumonmain.org or call the museum at 925-462-2766.

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