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By Lucas Hnath

directed by Vincent Carlson-Brown

Regional Premiere

August 14 - September 6, 2015

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 blends history and fantasy as he reimagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world Newton inhabited, exploring the dreams and longings that drove the rural farm boy to become one of the greatest thinkers in modern science.

Robbie May*

Robert Hook

Ben Williamson*

Isaac Newton

Brendan Ragan

Summer Dawn Wallace

Vincent Carlson-Brown

Drew Phelan

Seth Graham

Becki Leigh

Annette Breazeale

Lydia Borowicz

Patricia Delorey

Co-Artistic Director

Co-Artistic Director


Stage Manager

Scenic Designer

Costume Designer

Property Designer


Voice and Diction Coach



"The Urbanites bring it to life with smart directing, surreal staging and fine acting."

-The Observer (Full Review)

"...takes a twisty look at love, work and science at Urbanite."

-The Herald-Tribune (Full Review)

Kim Stephenson


Tony Stopperan

Narrator/Dying Man

* Member of Actors' Equity

"Urbanite Theatre has presented three productions in its first season, each challenging in some way. Each has left me thinking about the themes, and all of the acting has been on a very high level aided by great directing. The entire season can only be described as an auspicious launch."

-Talkin' Broadway (Full Review)

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