Let Newton Be!

Date: 
Thursday, April 21, 2011, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 
Crill Performance Hall, The Cooper Music Center

Isaac Newton… heretic, alchemist, genius. The Faraday Institute at Cambridge University commissioned Menagerie Theatre to write and produce Let Newton Be!, a play that brings the complex and controversial character and iconic figure of Sir Isaac Newton to life: a devout, difficult, obsessive man who sought and found God in universal laws of light and motion.  Let Newton Be! explores the life and thought of a genius whose scientific theories still provide the foundations for our understanding of the universe today.

Theatrical and entertaining as well as informative for both specialist and general audiences, the play uses three actors, video and clever stage design to offer a different way to see the world of Newton.

This professional production is on tour with stops in London, Boston, and New York City.  Click each name to read the reviews in: Science MagazineThe Times Higher Educational Supplement, and Physics World

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April 21, 7 p.m.

Crill Performance Hall, The Cooper Music Center
Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Drive
San Diego, CA 92106

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General Admission - $16
Students & Seniors - $12
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Theatrically compelling, simple and powerful, three incarnations of Newton battle with each other for their place in history:

  •  the young boy measuring the speed of wind 
  •  the isolated Cambridge scholar, practicing alchemy in the secrecy of his darkened room
  •  the autocrat of British Science, ruling the Royal Society with an iron fist

Above all, here is Newton as a human being – unique, comical, driven & vulnerable.

Let Newton Be! shows the clash between scientific discovery and religious orthodoxy, using only Newton's words and those of his contemporaries to tell a story of obsession and isolation.


The BioLogos Foundation explores, promotes and celebrates the integration of science and Christian faith. Founded by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, BioLogos is now led by Dr. Darrel Falk and is headquartered on the campus of Point Loma Nazarene University.