By Alan Brody
MIT Dramashop Directed by Wesley Savick Scenic Design by Sara Brown Lighting Design by Jake Gunter Photos by Jake Gunter
Written by MIT Professor of Theatre Arts Alan Brody, Small Infinities explores the life and paradox of Sir Isaac Newton. Known today as a pioneer of modern science, Newton was also an alchemist who believed he had unearthed textual revelations in the scriptures ⁠— a genius with a medieval mind in the beginning of the modern age. The play traces his obsession with finding the unity of God’s design through science, alchemy, the Bible ⁠— and the human relationships he destroys in his quest. In the end, he believes he has become the “assassin of God” and a failure.