Brad Fryman And Richard Kent Green

EINSTEIN, a world premiere of a new play by Jay Prasad, is set to open this Sunday, August 11th at Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)

Under the direction of Randolph Curtis Rand, the cast of EINSTEIN features Richard Kent Green (THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT) as Albert Einstein, Steven Bidwell (PLAYING THE ROLE), Steve Carter (THE SPOON RIVER PROJECT), Jill Catherine Durso (“Famous Farrah”), Brad Fryman (THE DRAWER BOY), Grant Kretchik (WHEN HARRY TRIES TO MARRY), Frank Palmer (FIRECRACKER FLOWER), Jay William Thomas (I DO WONDER), Sophie Vanier (“Boardwalk Empire”), and Sheilagh Weymouth (B-SIDE).

Richard Kent Green And Grant Kretchik

EINSTEIN follows the turbulent life of the renowned physicist as he moves from a dropout with no foreseeable prospects to the most renowned scientist of his time. Einstein was an enigmatic and controversial figure throughout his life. Who was the real Einstein? The man who cruelly mistreated his first wife, or the one who worked day and night to bring over refugees from Hitler’s Germany? The pioneer who explored new frontiers in science, or the road blocker who passionately opposed quantum mechanics and the Big Bang Theory? EINSTEIN explores the many facets of his motivations, offering audiences the opportunity to assess the complex man behind the charismatic genius.

Jay Prasad's novel FABULOUS VOYAGE ACROSS THE OCEAN SEA was recently published by Wings Press. His plays include OREGON, PRISONER OF LOVE, RUSSELL’S PARADOX, and DAILY SOUNDS. Director Randolph Curtis Rand directed the critically acclaimed UNCLE TOM’S CABIN at the Drama Dept. Other companies and artists he has worked with in New York include The Public Theater, Richard Foreman, La MaMa, The Wooster Group, The Foundry Theatre, Meredith Monk, Elevator Repair Service, The Talking Band, Target Margin, and Witness Relocation.

Scenic design for EINSTEIN is by Alex Beja, costume design by Samantha Newby, lighting design by Daniel Winters, and projection design by Darwin Gilmore.

Presented by Variations Theatre Group (Rich Ferraioli, Artistic Director), EINSTEIN will play a limited engagement through August 25th. The performance schedule is Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM, with matinees Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are $18 and are available through

Photos: Carol Rosegg