The Theory of Relativity
Music and Lyrics by Neil Bartram | Book by Brian Hill | Directed by Matthew McCray
Department of Theatre at the College of Performing Arts
College of Performing Arts
A simple physics test question prompts a group of young people to consider their lives. As each one separately ponders personal dilemmas of connection, they begin to become aware of each other. One person steps forward to tell the story of an anxiety-filled dinner with someone they’re trying to impress. Buoyed by that story, one by one, each of the people gathered shares their own tale. This moving and unconventional musical bursts with originality as it examines the interconnectedness of us all through life’s shared experiences—from the hilarious to the heartbreaking.