David Maiullo is the writer and performer of That Physics Show, reopening at The Playroom Theater in 2018.
David Maiullo is the writer and performer of That Physics Show, reopening at the Playroom Theater in 2018.
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That Physics Show and That Chemistry Show will both play their final performances at the Physics Theater next week before resuming performances in February 2018 at The Playroom Theater. At the Physics Theater, That Chemistry Show will play its last performance on Saturday, December 30, at 7pm, while That Physics Show will play its last performance on Sunday, December 31, at 3pm.

That Physics Show, recipient of the 2016 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, is written and performed by lifetime physics demonstrator David Maiullo (and his alternate, fellow physics demonstrator Andrew Yolleck). Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, the production features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live — a world controlled by physics.

That Chemistry Show meanwhile is described as follows: "A candle that moves water, a paper cup that won't burn, a firefly without fire. An atomic flash, weaponized sugar, a hydrogen bomb. Genie in a bottle, secret writing, elephant toothpaste...Yes! All these and more comprise That Chemistry Show, 80 minutes of incredible exploration led by long-time mad scientist' Borislaw Bilash."

"We will be moving performances to the Playroom Theater from the Physics Theater as the building shuts down for a total renovation," said producer Eric Krebs. "How fitting this science repertory will return to the intimate off-Broadway theater where That Physics Show first began as a limited run experiment in November of 2015."

"I must say that I am surprised at how successful we have been in combining the joy of live theater entertainment with science education," Krebs added. "With both That Physics Show and That Chemistry Show now continuing in long off-Broadway runs, we want to expand our efforts in creating the Science Theater Company. My hope is that in the coming months we will be able to add other science-based shows to our repertory and establish the Science Theater Company as a permanent part of the New York Theater universe."

The 2018 performance schedule will be announced next month.

For tickets to That Physics Show, click here.

For tickets to That Chemistry Show, click here.