Einstein, A Stage Portrait

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Einstein, A Stage Portrait

by Willard Simms

Directed by Wayne Brinda

Matt Henderson brings to life the wit, personal, and deeply human side of this genius and reluctant celebrity who changed forever the way we look at the universe.

Original Performance Date - November. 13, 2020 - Live streamed at 8:00 PM ET

Recorded link available for purchase through November. 20, 2020.
As with all streaming, once you purchase a link it's good for 24 hours

Audio Descriptive Performance

ARTICLE: Jewish Chronicle - Prime Stage presents personal glimpse of Albert Einstein in livestreamed show

ARTICLE: TribLive - Prime Stage production explores private side of Albert Einstein

Flip Books

- Einstein Playbill

- Einstein Social Story

- Einstein Resource Guide

- Resource Guide (PDF Version)

Suggested Reading List

Featuring Matt Henderson

Matt Henderson previously appeared in Prime Stage's productions of Twelfth Night, Walk Two Moons, The Scarlet Letter, and The Westing Game and is also on Prime Stage's staff as Social Media Director. He has worked with many theatre companies throughout the Pittsburgh area, including PICT Classic Theatre (The Old Curiosity Shop, Romeo & Juliet, The Lion in Winter), 12 Peers Theater (Mythburgh, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Thom Pain (based on nothing), White Rabbit Red Rabbit, Colorado, the Pittsburgh Monologue Project), Bricolage (Bazaar, B.U.S., Midnight Radio, Jr. - Mad Science Lab and Underwater Voyage, Midnight Radio - Animated Holidaze, Speech & Debate, Weightless), City Theatre (The Young Playwrights Festival), Saint Vincent Summer Theatre (Suite Surrender), No Name Players (Fixing King John), Off the Wall (Boom), Throughline Theatre (The Farnsworth Invention), TACT (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead), Stage Right (Tink, The Little Mermaid), and Cup-A-Jo Productions (Unhinged and Hospitality Suite). He has appeared on screen in the Pittsburgh-shot pilot Mulligan and was recently seen in a commercial for the PA Lottery. Thanks to Prime Stage and Wayne for this unique and exciting opportunity!


- The Nobel Prize: Einstein Biography
- Britannica: Einstein Biography
- History Channel: Albert Einstein: Fact or Fiction?
- VIDEO: Einstein Play Violin
- VIDEO: Albert Einstein's Famous Speech on E=MC^2
- VIDEO: Real speech of Albert Einstein - Voice of Albert Einstein
- VIDEO: Albert Einstein (stock footage / archival footage)

Sensory Inclusion Partners

Autism Society of Pittsburgh
Slippery Rock University Special Education Department
TDF - Theatre Development Fund


Allegheny Health Network
Jack Buncher Foundation
The Fine Foundation
Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust

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