Theater Performance: Let Newton Be!


Location: Washington Hall

The Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and the History of Science Society’s executive office are pleased to announce a performance of Let Newton Be!, by the Menagerie Theatre Company of Cambridge, England. The play will feature three actors portraying Isaac Newton during three stages of his life (each on the stage at the same time). The actors use only the words of Newton and his contemporaries, focuses on the tension between Newton’s scientific exploration and religious fanaticism.

The performance will be followed by an audience Q & A session with the actors and director of. The discussion will be moderated by Notre Dame’s Katherine Brading (philosophy department) and will include Rob Iliffe (director of the AHRC Newton Papers Project), and Zvi Biener (philosopher of science at Western Michigan University).

More information about the play can be found at the Menagerie website. You can read a review of the performance in Science magazine here.

Tickets for the performance are $5.00, and they will be available beginning Monday, March 28 from the Box Office in the west lobby of the LaFortune Student Center. You can also call the History of Science Society at 574.631.1194 for more information.