Galileo: CSC extends run by one week to 18 Mar 2012

Classic Stage Company (CSC) new production of Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, translated by Charles Laughton, and directed by Brian Kulick, as extended its run by one week and will now play through to 18 Mar 2012.

The show, which has been in previews at the CSC since 1 Feb 2012, will open on 12 Feb 2012. The production was originally scheduled to close on 11 Mar 2012.

The cast stars Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham as Galileo, and also features Jon DeVries, Robert Dorfman, Aaron Himelstein, Andy Phelan, Amanda Quaid, Steve Rattazzi, Steven Skybell and Nick Westrate.

Galileo tells the story of Galileo's conflict with the Catholic Church over his scientific communities, and asks was he a coward who compromised his beliefs? or a wise man whoy knew when to speak and when to remain silent.

In Galileo Bracht explores the question of a scientist's social and ethical responsibility, as the brilliant scientist Galileo must choose between his life and his life's work when confronted with the Inquisition.

The creative team features scenic design is by Adrianne Lobel, lighting design by Justin Townsend, costume design by Oana Botez-Ban and original music and sound design by Christian Frederickson and Ryan Rumery.

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