Moving Bodies

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Higher Education

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A chronicle of the brilliant life of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Richard Feynman. From his role in the development of the atomic bomb to his controversial testimony at the investigation of the Challenger disaster, Feynman casts a long shadow across the worlds of physics and mathematics. Through playwright Arthur Giron's eyes, we see how Feynman became one of the most important scientists of our time. 

Includes an interview with Dr. Brian Greene, Professor of Mathematics and Physics at Columbia University, and author/presenter of NOVA’s The Elegant Universe.

Recorded at Voicebox Studios in June 2007.


Moving Bodies is part of L.A. Theatre Works’ Relativity Series featuring science-themed plays. Lead funding for the Relativity Series is provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, bridging science and the arts in the modern world.

Directed by Rosalind Ayres
Producing Director: Susan Albert Loewenberg
An L.A. Theatre Works Full-Cast Performance Featuring:
Emily Bergl as Arlene Greenbaum
Jessica Chastain as Sally/Cal Tech Group
Jill Gascoine as Gwyneth
Matt Gaydos as Franky/Reporter/Cal Tech Group
Harry Groener as Julius Lowenthal
Arye Gross as Rabbi/Members of Commission
Kathryn Hahn as Joan Feynman
Mark Harelik  as Melville Feynman
Katharine Leonard as Doris/Cal Tech Group
Mary McGowan as Young Joan
Alec Medlock as Young Richard Feynman
Alfred Molina as Richard ‘Dick’ Feynman
Jenny O'Hara as Lucille Feynman
Raphael Sbarge as Robert Oppenheimer
Joe Spano as Mr. Graham
John Vickery as Chairman of the Challenger Inquiry Commission
Recording Engineer/Sound Designer/Editor: Mark Holden for Voicebox Studios
Original music performed by Eric Sokol on the bongos and Adam Chevitz on Piano
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