Brecht In Exile Part one: Galileo

The Life of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht’s funny, moving, passionate, tragic play about SCIENCE – no kidding! 4 Actors inhabit 42 roles. Written while Bertolt Brecht was in exile from Nazi Germany, this is more about today than you would think.
Galileo is the story of a man who believes he can overcome obstacles through the power of his reason, charm and intelligence. In the end he wins and loses.
He is able to finish and smuggle out his greatest work, but he does so by losing the larger battle of creating a humanistic world that he was on the verge of bringing into being. Science almost came to the marketplace.
“He who does not know the truth when he sees it is an idiot. But he who knows the truth and chooses to deny it, he is something much worse. He is a criminal.” 

Directed by Jim Niesen. Translated by Mark Ravenhill.


February 15 – March 9 | Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30pm
$30.00 General Admission

Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn,NY 11217

What they Say

I just saw Irondale’s production of Brecht’s Galileo. Riveting theater in an amazing space! A terrific show- science and facts under fire—stellar acting and great live music!

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