On a very cold night, this month event at the Colly Soleri Music Center was the play “Albert in Wonderland: A Fantasia on Einstein” written and performed by Jeremy Lawrence.
He also performed “Talking Tennessee” at Arcosanti two years ago.
This years original play was commissioned and developed by the American Southwest Theatre Company (ASTC) based in part on “The Expanded Quotable Einstein” by Alice Calaprice and “The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein”. The play explored Einstein’s life and theories with some of the debates with contemporaries like Heisenberg. Mr. Lawrence captiveted the audience with an excellent performance.
Before the play, a delicious dinner was served in the Cafe for residents and visitors. Chef Eleanor Gillis prepared Artichoke Heart Soup, Mixed Green Salad with Pecans and Pears, Roasted Parsnips with Rosemary, Arcosanti Vegetable Medley, Acorn Squash with Apricots and Bulghar, Chicken with Lemon and Olives and the special desert Dulce de Leche with Fresh Fruit.