Tuesday, February 26, 2008


Galileo Galilei meets Attila the Hun, Charles Darwin, and Emily Dickinson for a lively evening of discussion at Steve Allen’s home in “Meeting of Minds.”

This family-friendly visit with these famous figures from history is a stage adaptation of the Steve Allen scripted popular public television series.
Performances are at the Freemason Hall Theater on May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, & 18. The theater is located at 525 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis 46204. The play is produced by the Stage Actors Workshop.

Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 pm; and Sunday matinees begin at 2 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults; children 16 years old and younger will be admitted free with a paying adult. For reservations, information, or directions call 201-3436.

In the cast are Mary Hunt as the moderator, George Dokes as Charles Darwin, Glory June Greiff as Emily Dickinson, Tim Koponen as Galileo Galilei, and Carl Conway as Attila the Hun. World-conqueror Attila the Hun will face-off with Galileo and Darwin while the reclusive Emily Dickinson adds her thoughts.

The gathering of these historical figures is the brain-child of Steve Allen. The action of the play takes place at his home, in an informal setting.

What would these famous people say to each other if they met today? That is the clever premise of Mr. Allen’s family-friendly script, which had a successful run on PBS in the 1970s.

The Stage Actors' Workshop is a not-for-profit community theater acting company comprised of talented people who do theater for the love of it. Their mission is to bring to the public live stage shows that are entertaining and educational at a cost that will not break the family budget. Children 16 years-old and younger are always admitted free with a paying adult.

Bob Rini has served as the company’s artistic director since its inception in 1998. They offer affordable acting classes for adults and children. More information may be obtained by e-mailing them at saw_theater@yahoo.com

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