The American Historical Theatre Presents


Messenger from the Stars!

Actor Robert Gleason’s portrayal of Galileo is interactive, educational and highly humorous. Reflecting the many faceted character of the mathematician, "Galileo…Messenger from the Stars" can be enjoyed by the entire family. Galileo’s confinement and the suppression of his freedom of speech towards the end of a life devoted to scientific inquiry was of profound significance in the history of the world. To say this was a conflict between science and religion would be to resort to a cliché. To fully understand what happened to Galileo requires a knowledge of the events in his life leading to his final condemnation. The ruthless manner in which 17th century society rejected scientific progress and dissenting opinions is a lesson for our times.

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