If anyone is going to be in New York this Friday, January 23 you may want to catch a new play at Ensemble Studio Theatre called “Beautiful Night” by Tommy Smith.
It is a play about Leon Theremin, the inventor of the instrument that bears his name. He was an enigmatic figure to say the least, and the play promises to touch upon some of the controversies of his life, from his Soviet citizenship to his marriage to a ballerina who happened to be black.
Theremin’s life is a fascinating story to me; I wish I could be there. Especially since David Strathairn (Good Night And Good Luck) is playing the title role.
The play is part of Ensemble Studio Theatre’s First Light Festival featuring plays about science and technology.