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"The New Galileos" - A Play by Amy Berryman

Thursday, April 22, 2021
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Three female climatologists find themselves detained by government bureaucrats. The scientists are given an option to disavow their research in exchange for millions of dollars...or to disappear. In an Orwellian nightmare, they discover just how much they can trust each other as they consider the price of their recantation.

The play weaves between their current crisis and their pasts, leading them to an interrogation room. What will be the price of their freedom?

The New Galileos frightens with a chilling forecast of future science.

This production is directed by Brian Brophy, Director of Theater Arts at Caltech (TACIT). Shiva Mudide (CIT '21) serves as the Assistant Director. It features:

  • Jocelyn Argueta (JPL)
  • Kathryn Bikle (CIT)
  • Alison Koontz (CIT G5)
  • Charmii Lee (JPL)
  • Emily Kay Lucas (CIT Kid)
  • Leslie Maxfield (CIT '95)
  • Monique Thomas (CIT)

The play will also be presented on Friday and Saturday.

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RELATED EVENT: On Friday, April 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PST, Caltech Sustainability and TACIT present an Earth Week Panel on Geoengineering. The panel includes Caltech researchers and Amy Berryman, the playwright of The New Galileos. Learn more.

For more information, please contact Brian Brophy by email at brophy@caltech.edu.