Thursday, July 31, 2008

Einstein visits Prince Albert!

- Abigail Modra -

I have often thought about Albert Einstein, the brilliant mathematician and scientist, and I always wanted to know more about him and his life. A couple of weeks ago I got my chance.

On the eve of the 4th of July our family crammed into our little Opel Corsa and sped down to the Jans Rautenbach Schouwburg to watch David Muller (also known as The Merry Scholar) perform his 'Imagining Einstein'.

It was definitely an enjoyable evening. His acting was superb - from the moment that he came in on his bicycle it was Einstein who stood before us, told us about his life and explained his theorems using visual demonstrations and volunteers. I think that he portrayed the eccentricity and brilliance of Einstein very well.

The following evening we met at the Lazy Lizard for his performance of Roald Dahl's version of The Three Little Pigs. He also did Whale Nation - a long, long, long poem about the beauty and majesty of whales.

At the end of the show, with our bellies full of soup and fresh Lazy Lizard buns he divided the audience into four groups and gave us each a part of The Three Little Pigs to re-enact. Everyone went home laughing at the results.

I should also mention that he and his family did a drama workshop with the Patchwork Theatre on the 3rd of July and left us with lots of hints and a few ideas for our next production!

Thank you, David Muller!

1 comment:

themerryscholar said...

Many thanks, Abigail, for those kind words....only came accross them today. Have Fun and All the Best