Arts & Culture

Tesla: A Radio Play for the Stage

  • Friday, Oct 4th, 2024 to Sunday, Oct 6th, 2024

CaltechLive presents Opening Doors, program of PST ART: Art & Science Collide events at Caltech. Opening Doors is a themed series of dance, music, and theater events on campus that showcase artists whose work engages with both the history of science and cutting-edge scientific research.

Tesla: A Radio Play for the Stage tells the story of Nikola Tesla, a brilliant but controversial inventor and futurist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's volatile relationship with Thomas Edison, his allegiance with George Westinghouse, and his confrontations with the power brokers of American business are recounted from the perspective of the possible implications of his work on national security. The play is staged as a radio drama featuring live sound effects and a small cast of renowned actors who portray close to 50 different characters while chronicling Tesla's life.

Written by Dan Duling
Directed by Michael Arabian
Produced by Conwell S. Worthington, II
Sound effects by Tony Palermo

Event Schedule

October 4, 2024, 8 PM

October 5, 2024, 2:30 PM and 8 PM

October 6, 2024, 2:30 PM and 8 PM

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  • Caltech's Ramo Auditorium
  • 1200 E California Blvd
    Pasadena, CA 91125

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