The true power of this magical production is its uncanny ability to inspire the “Galileo” in all of us!
The story begins with Galileo as a young boy, inspired and awed by the heavens and it follows his incredible and visionary life to old age. Starry Messenger uses historical fact as a stepping stone to imagination, creating a fable that allows us to actually enter the mind of one of the world’s greatest scientists and give audiences unique access to the curious man who challenged society to view the world and the heavens in new ways.
Kari Margolis, playwright
Tony Brown, composer
Victor Zupanc, music direction
Daven Tillinghast, additional music
65 pgs. 10 male and 7 female (Doubling is possible)
Originally produced in CTC’s 1999-2000 season
Audience Recommendation: 6+
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes
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“Starry Messenger…is a sumptuous celebration of light, media and movement. Kari Margolis’ script jangles with just enough rhyme to keep the audience listening hard.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press
“Best of Theatre Production of 2000”- St. Paul Pioneer Press
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