George Capaccio will perform “Albert Einstein: Relatively Speaking,” in the Community Meeting Room of the Boyden Library on May 28 at 7 p.m.
The interactive performance is geared for young as well as older audience members.
The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. Capaccio’s one-person performance as Einstein allows audiences to learn about this extraordinary individual and the ideas that have revolutionized physics and forever changed how we understand space, time and gravity. If you’ve ever used GPS to find your way, then you’ve experienced the principles behind Einstein’s theory of relativity.
Capaccio has performed in many of Boston’s theaters, including the American Repertory Theater (ART). As a member of the cast in ART’s Alcestis, written and directed by Robert Wilson, Capaccio traveled to Paris to perform in the annual Festival d’Automne. For several years, he acted with the Museum of Science’s Science Theater, where he performed in the Planetarium as Galileo and in the Theater of Electricity as Nikola Tesla, in addition to acting in a play celebrating the scientific genius of Leonardo da Vinci.
His career includes working as a professional storyteller for audiences of all ages. For many years, he brought his love of stories and of performing to public schools in and around Boston where he worked as an artist educator for grades K-8. He is currently listed on Young Audiences of Massachusetts’ roster of performing artists for elementary and secondary schools.