Plus 3 nights of Fusebox Festival: April 19 @9 pm, April 20-21
American Sign Language-Interpreted performance Apr.18, 8pm (Free
for Hard of Hearing and students of ASL)
For Fear the Glass May Shatter explores the
science and struggle around Nobel Prize-winning physicist
Wolfgang Pauli, whose personal crisis led him to Carl Jung
as a patient, friend, and critic. A key figure in nuclear
physics from 1920-1958, Pauli was also the anonymous dreamer
in Jung’s “Psychology and Alchemy.” The
opera recapitulates 20th-century music and features neuro-physics
dream music built from oscillating fields and statistical
mechanics. The narrative manifests through themes including
scientific criticism, competition and collaboration, concern
for reputation, the social and personal politics of war, and
the role of women in science and culture.
Conceived and written by David DeMaris, For Fear the Glass
May Shatter was developed in 2014 through workshops with
the cast and musical collaborator Emily Breedlove. Directed
by Bonnie Cullum. Choreography by Heather Huggins. Scenic
Design by Ann Marie Gordon. Lighting Design by Jason Amato.
Costume Design by Jane Clarke. Video Design by Lowell Bartholomee.
Stage Management by Tamara L. Farley.
Featuring Mick D’arcy (Wolfgang Pauli), Trey Deason
(Werner Heisenberg), Chelsea Manasseri (Lise Meitner), Michelle
Haché (Marie-Luise von Franz), Melissa Vogt-Patterson
(Irena Sendler), Amber Quick (Franca Pauli), Rudy Ramirez
(Paul Ehrenfest), Eric Hungate (Neils Bohr), Mindy Rast-Keenan
(Albert Einstein), and Matthew Patterson as Carl Jung.
For Fear the Glass May Shatter is funded and supported
in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas
Commission on the Arts, and by the City of Austin Economic
Development Department/Cultural Arts Division believing
an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s
future. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.
Tickets: $10-$30 Sliding Scale
$30 Priority Seating, $20 General Admission, $10 Artist/Student/Senior
Advanced Purchase Recommended