Bay Area Theatre Company presents a staged reading of
Gravity: A Time-Bending Scientific Revolution
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 - 4PM
MONDAY, MARCH 18 - 7PM
When modern-day physicist Sophie accidentally travels back in time to the year 1666, she is thrilled to encounter Isaac Newton on the brink of discovering his Theory of Universal Gravitation. But their chance meeting in an orchard accidentally prevents young Isaac from having his famous falling-apple epiphany, setting history dangerously off course. To return home, Sophie must navigate the world of 1666 England, where Natural Philosophers are the musical celebrities of their day, emerging Enlightenment thinkers (including the glamorous King Louis XIV, fellow female scientist Margaret Cavendish, and Isaac’s rival Gottfried Leibniz) have one shot to fast-track themselves to fame, and women fight to leave their mark on history.