Wednesday, April 15, 2009 MET's "Galileo" on Talk Back

MET's Galileo

Talk Back

Video by Pam Taylor.

Published: Thursday, April 16, 2009 on

"The practice of science would seem to call for valor."

The time is of the emergence of the age of reason when Galileo was teaching young students the incredible account of how the earth moves around the sun, rather than the other way around. His heretical announcement, that both the moon and Jupiter only reflect the sun's light, is brought to the attention of the church and Galileo is summoned to the Vatican. His friends abandon him and his appeal to the Pope is intercepted by the inquisitor. Galileo recants, but even while imprisoned continues his writings surreptiously.

An amazing piece of theatre, Brecht's Galileo is the third in MET"s Galileo Project--Placing Science Centerstage. As in the Renaissance, across Kansas and Missouri, we stand at the edge of a new stage of discovery. Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre proposes to let the curtain rise.

In a talk back event on April 9, 2009, Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre's artistic director Karen Paisley and cast members spoke about Bertolt Brecht's Galileo.

Last week of performances:
Thursday, April 16, 2009, 7:30 PM
Friday, April 17, 2009, 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 18, 2009, 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 19, 2009, 2 PM

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students.

Reservations are highly recommended.

MET Space
3614 Main

816. 569. 3226

"Arts" on is proudly sponsored by the Actor Training Studio.



  1. Whew! I didn't know anything about this!
    Thank you...

    By the way, are you going?


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