SummerStage magic

‘The Theory of Relativity’

From Drama Desk Award nominees Neil Bartram and Brian Hill (The Story of My Life), the Department of Theatre Arts SummerStage will present “The Theory of Relativity,” a joyous and moving musical about our surprisingly interconnected lives. Whether you’re allergic to cats, in love for the first or 10th time, a child of divorce, a germaphobe or simply a unique individual, audience members and actors alike are sure to find themselves in this fresh new musical.

Through a seemingly unrelated collection of songs, scenes and monologues, “The Theory of Relativity” introduces a compelling array of characters experiencing the joys and heartbreaks, the liaisons and losses, the inevitability and the wonder of human connection. If you take a physics manual, blend it with the sound of The Book of Mormon, the hilariously nerdy references of The Big Bang Theory, a sprinkle of Chicago, few drops of ‘Glee,’ bake it in a Broadway bowl, use all the originality you can have…. that’s the successful recipe for the spectacular song cycle, “The Theory of Relativity.” Music and lyrics are by Neil Bartram, based on a book by Brian Hill.

Tickets are on sale. Box office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays and one hour before show times. Tickets are $12 for UWL students, $20 for senior citizens and other students, and $22 for others. For ticket info, call the box office at  608.785.8522. For tickets online, go to www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts, simply click the “Buy Tickets Online” button on the right of the screen.

If you go—
Who: Summerstage by UWL Department of Theatre Arts
What: The Theory of Relativity, music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, book by Brian Hill
Where: Toland Theatre, Center for the Arts, 16th and Vine streets
When: June 23-24 & June 29-July 1 at 7:30 p.m.; June 25 & July 2 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $12 for UWL students, $20 for senior citizens and other students, and $22 for others. Tickets go on sale at 1 p.m. Monday, June 19. Box office hours are 1-4:30 p.m. weekdays and one hour before show times. For ticket info, call the box office at 608.785.8522 or online at www.uwlax.edu/theatre-arts.