Lansing Community College

Theatre presents ‘creative collision’ about Isaac Newton

The Narrator performs on a darkened stage in Isaac's Eye

LCC Performing Arts opens the 2023-2024 Theatre season on Oct. 6 with an inventive, contemporary play about a major historical figure. “Isaac’s Eye,” written by Lucas Hnath, reimagines the contentious, plague-ravaged world Isaac Newton inhabited in his early days of scientific experimentation. The play pits Isaac – and his daring experiment to prove that light is made of particles – against the older, successful scientist Robert Hooke (inventor of the microscope). Catherine, an apothecary who dreams of wedding Isaac, is caught in the middle. Moving from fact to fiction and back again, the play is a creative collision of intelligence and intuition, dreams and desires, exploring powerful visions and the lengths competing scientists will go to achieve them.

Directed by LCC Theatre Professor Andrew Callis, this stylized production features originally composed music by Julian Hendrickson of Marshland Studios and a unique scene and costume design that echoes the complex thinking of Newton’s genius.

Performances will start at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 6-7 and 13-14, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 (this performance will also be sign interpreted), in the LCC Black Box Theatre in the Gannon Building, room 1422. Purchase tickets at the door or in advance online at LCC Marketplace - Performing Arts Tickets. Please note: This play contains references to inappropriate sexual relationships. For more information, visit LCC Performing Arts or call the LCC Performing Arts Production office at 517-483-1122.

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