Words Within Resident Artists’ Play Reading Series Schedule

Monday, September 29, 7pm
by Michael Frayn
directed by Robertson Dean
featuring guest lecturer, theoretical physicist at Caltech, Sean Carroll

Sean CarrollSean Carroll is a theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in 1993 from Harvard University. His research focuses on fundamental physics and cosmology, especially issues of dark matter, dark energy, spacetime symmetries, and the origin of the universe. Recently, Carroll has worked on the foundations of quantum mechanics, the arrow of time, and the emergence of complexity. He is the author of “The Particle at the End of the Universe,” “From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time,” and the textbook “Spacetime and Geometry: An Introduction to General Relativity.” He has been awarded fellowships by the Sloan Foundation, Packard Foundation, and the American Physical Society, as well as the Winton Prize of the Royal Society of London and the Andrew Gemant Award of the American Institute of Physics. He frequently consults for film and television, and has been featured on shows such as The Colbert Report, PBS’s Nova, and Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman.

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Admission to these events is free. To RSVP, call the Box Office at 626.356.3100.

The INsiders is an interactive club for the theatre’s literary-minded patrons. The INsiders aims to engage its members by creating a forum for ideas informed by and inspired by the season’s diverse offering of plays.


Insiders come together on select Tuesday evenings for lively discussions revolving around each of the season’s plays. Enjoy refreshments and meet new friends as guest scholars offer a fresh perspective on these timeless works. Membership includes a copy of the playscript.


Participate in two exciting, specialized workshops throughout the season! INsiders might…

  • Walk through the Designer Process
  • Examine a Playwright’s Past
  • Explore the realms of World Drama

These additional workshops provide an avenue to travel deeper into the heart of each play.

Following select performances, A Noise Within hosts informal post-show conversations with the artists. Join us on these magical nights where anything can happen!

Fall 2014 Conversation Dates

Spring 2015 Conversation Dates

Noted scholars join A Noise Within artists in a lively discussion series, tailored to each production. All symposia occur on Wednesdays at 6pm and are FREE for all ticket holders. No reservation required.

A Noise Within’s study guides are for teachers, students and patrons alike! They are developed, primarily, to assist teachers in preparing their students for a visit to the theatre. The guides are rich with detailed facts about the playwrights, period, historical production information, and design of the plays. Click Here for our Study Guide Archive