Opened Oct 6, 2013
WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
The Kepler Story, is the first-ever live theater planetarium show about the life and discoveries of 17th century Astronomer and Mathematician, Johannes Kepler. Writer/ director Nina Wise tells the story of a young man who at the age of 24 had an epiphany that everything in the universe is connected. The narrative revolves around Kepler's unique capacity to integrate a worldview steeped in mysticism with a rigorous scientific perspective based on observation and experimentation. With the Scientific Revolution in the background illuminating the huge split between science and religion, Kepler stood alone and steadfast in his belief that everything in the universe is connected.
The Kepler Story is also cutting edge theater. The piece integrates spectacular visuals developed by the Morrison Planetarium Visualization Studio, haunting music by avant-garde cellist Zoë Keating, and sound design by multiple Emmy Award-winner Christopher Hedge.