BRUNSWICK – An evening of quantum electrodynamics equals a good time. Sounds like fishy math, but The Theater Project hopes to prove it’s a winning formula when it presents “QED,” an almost one-man show that gives a glimpse into the personality that was Nobel Prize winning physicist Richard Feynman.

Feynman’s work on developing the atomic bomb and quantum electrodynamics changed the 20th century, but his penchant for bongo drums, topless bars, amateur musicals and exotic cultures was just part of his eccentric nature.

The production features Christopher Price as Feynman, a man who happens to be a genius but who must come to grips with a very human problem.

Price is well-known in Maine theaters, radio, TV, schools and colleges for his work as an actor, director and scenic designer. He recently directed “Steel Magnolia” and “Our Town,” in which he also played the part of the Stage Manager, at The Theater Project; “From Away” at Portland Stage Company; and “The Glass Menagerie” at The Biddeford City Theater.

“‘QED’ is a singular show,” said Price. “It allows us to see not just the genius of Feynman’s science, but also his frailty, arrogance, courage and exuberance; the genius of his curiosity; and his approach to living and dying.”

Performances of Peter Parnell’s “QED” will run from Jan. 30 to Feb. 15. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday (no show Feb. 1). There are also two Thursday shows at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 12. Suggested ticket price is $18. Tickets are available online at theaterproject.com or by calling 729-8584.


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