Alley Repertory Theater Presents: THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION by Aaron Sorkin
THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION by Aaron Sorkin" a play that chronicles the development of one of the most influential inventions of all time: the television.
ABOUT THE PLAY
From Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing and A Few Good Men, comes Alley Repertory Theaterâs new Mainstage production â" THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION â" a fast-paced and vigorous play about two ambitious visionaries from the 1920âs. Philo T. Farnsworth is an Idaho farm boy and self-taught scientific genius who, at 11 years of age, already had a clear mental concept of what it would take to create a television, and David Sarnoff is a highly motivated Russian immigrant-turned media mogul who becomes head of RCA and forever changes the world of radio. Throughout the play, both race against each other to create the most transformative invention of the twentieth century. Separated by thousands of miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. The story sizzles with corporate espionage, family tragedy, financial disaster, and the thrill of discovery on the road to one of the greatest inventions of all time: the television.
Alley Rep is proud to offer 2 nights of âPay What You Wantâ preview performances on April 27 and 28. The preview performances are open to the public and, just as the name implies, attendees may pay whatever they like to see the show. Tickets are not available online for "Pay What you Want Preview Performances."
Opening night is on Friday, April 29.
Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the door or on the Alley Rep website through Brown Paper Tickets.
As always, the show will be presented at the Visual Arts Collective in Garden City â" 3638 Osage Street.
Preview: April 27 & 28 â" door 7pm, show 8pm
Evening: April 29, 30 & May 4, 5, 6, 7 â" door 7pm, show 8pm Saturday Matinee: May 7 â" door 1pm, show 2pm
Alley Repertory Theater produces innovative theater that connects professional artists and local talent with thinking audiences.
Visual Arts Collective
3638 Osage Street
Garden City / Boise, ID 83714
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|