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New York PremiereWritten by Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, respectivelyDirected by Carrie Cracknell
Featuring Tom Sturridge and Jake Gyllenhaal, respectively
Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal (Sunday in the Park with George, Constellations, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) and Tony Award nominee Tom Sturridge (Orphans, 1984, On The Road) make their Public Theater debut in an unforgettable and incredibly intimate evening of theater.Sturridge, in his third collaboration with Tony and Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens (Heisenberg, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), performs SEA WALL, an astonishing monologue about love and the human need to know the unknowable.Gyllenhaal continues his artistic collaboration with Olivier Award-nominated playwright Nick Payne (Constellations, If There Is I Haven’t Found It Yet) in A LIFE, a meditation on how we say goodbye to those we love most.Directed by Carrie Cracknell (A Doll’s House, The Deep Blue Sea), this heart-filled exploration of the beauty of life and meaning of love, SEA WALL / A LIFE is a must-see evening of dramatic storytelling at its best.
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How do we talk about nonbelief in an academic setting? Even the word ‘atheist’ is a loaded and complicated term – but the University of Miami now has an endowed chair to study the topic and @theatlantic has a great look at what that might mean.
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“Please excuse my not mailing this – but I don’t know your new address.”
Feynman’s letter to his wife is heartbreaking and beautiful and the story behind it inspires part of A Life. And that quote, that particular quote, always makes us cry.
#richard feynman #sea wall / a life #digiturgy #dying #love #letters #love letters
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