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Grey Matters, A Parody of Genius


Jan 11, 2019 to Jan 19, 2019
07:30 PM until 10:00 PM


A new play by Shannon Elliott
Director: Larisa Netterlund

Famed super genius Albert Einstein had his brain stolen out of his body after his death and it was kept in a jar for forty years in the name of discovering genius.

This is 100% true.

Turns out not all scientific pursuits are as glamorous as e=mc2. In fact, sometimes there’s a point when you should let it go. Between the discovery of the death of Einstein (and theft of his brain) to a fateful road trip cross country with the brain in his trunk, Grey Matters takes you through the lows and the lows of one man’s life of obsession.

This one act play styled as a 1950s instructional film takes its inspiration from the wacky world of the father of beat poetry William Burroughs. Three actors portray Dr. Harvey and multiple characters throughout his forty-year journey with Einstein’s brain. A non-stop rollercoaster exploring what it looks like to be so close to genius and yet so far.



Friday, Jan 11, 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 12, 7:30pm
Sunday, Jan 13, 2:30pm
Monday, Jan 14, 7:30pm – Pay What You Can!
Thursday, Jan 17, 7:30pm
Friday, Jan 18, 7:30pm
Saturday, Jan 19, 7:30pm




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2605 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN

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