Review By Kathy Carpenter
“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
North Coast Repertory Theatre continues it’s “Theatre to film” streaming with one man show, “Einstein Comes Through”. Written by David Ellenstein & Marc Silver, it is directed by Davie Ellenstein and Stars Jake Broder.
The art of performing a one man show takes a special talent as one takes on the role of several characters throughout a show. Jake Broder was a Rockstar. Taking on Hank, an ordinary man, his wife, and Einstein. His Einstein was a masterpiece. Each role revealed distinguishing characteristics that demonstrated his mastery.
The story takes place in the fifties or sixties circa living area. There is a huge photo of Albert Einstein on the wall. This is the home of a man called Hank. Hank is a little off the grid. Living in his own head, he is an actor, who has been portraying Einstein and has a great love of the man. The play is noisy because timers of different kinds go off at various times. As Hank, he documents his recollections of his past in a journal, and so bits and pieces of his life unfold.
Einstein emerges In between some of the timers. It’s at these times Broders’ acting shines. I loved his Einstein. My favorite part of the show was done with the magic of a file. It bounces back and forth between Hank and Einstein like they are having a conversation. This was a truly exceptional piece of work.
Einstein Comes Through is definitely worth your time. Reserve your ticket now and keep theatre alive.
Streaming April 28 – May 23, 2021
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Coast Rep’s streaming season. Reserve your tickets now at northcoastrep.org.