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72-Hour Musical Theater Project: Gravity
Created by Joel Chapman, Weston Gaylord, Matt Herrero, Jessia Hoffman, and Ken Savage.
What if Isaac Newton were a sensitive singer-songwriter? What if Enlightenment scientists held a TED conference? What if Versailles were a throbbing rave club? When modern-day physicist Sophie discovers the secret to time travel and the credit goes to her male coworkers, she travels back to meet her idol: Isaac Newton in the year 1666, on the brink of discovering his Theory of Gravity. But a chance meeting in an orchard accidentally prevents young Isaac from having his famous falling-apple epiphany, setting history dangerously off course…
In order to return home, Sophie must navigate the world of 1666—-including the glamorous French King Louis XIV, fellow female scientist Margaret Cavendish and Isaac’s jealous rival Gottfried Leibniz—-to reinspire Isaac to discover gravity and find her own place among her peers. With an original book and score by Joel Chapman, Weston Gaylord, Matt Herrero, Jessia Hoffman and Ken Savage, Gravity is a fresh and delightful story of love, time travel and the art of science.
The 72-Hour Musical Theater Project is made possible by support from the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Funds.