Isaac's Eye

September 29 - October 20, 2018

Unit 102 Actors' co.

Playwright(s): Lucas Hnath

Directed by:
Adam Belanger

Brandon Thomas
Francis Melling
Christo Graham
Laura Vincent

To understand light and optics better, young Isaac Newton inserted a long needle “between my eye and the bone, as near to the backside of my eye as I could.” Why take such a risk? Lucas Hnath reimagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world Newton inhabited in ISAAC’S EYE, exploring the dreams and longings that drove the rural farm boy to become one of the greatest thinkers in modern science.

"Mr. Hnath wins a whole mess of points for originality…[an] odd little jeu d'esprit…[A] quirky sendup of fusty historical dramas…Philosophically potent…"

- New York Times

"Few plays are anywhere near as clever…The talented Hnath creates a disorienting, ironic atmosphere, a kind of Rushmore plus calculus."

- Time Out NY

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