Humanity in an age of technology
In 1892 the famed inventor Nikola Tesla battled partial amnesia, piecing his life together memory by memory. A Serbian immigrant, Tesla harnessed the power of Niagara Falls, astounded the world when he lit the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and developed the alternating current system we still use today.
A one-man tour-de-force brings the inner world of this electrical giant to life, along with appearances by Mark Twain and of course, Tesla's nemesis Thomas Edison.
Featuring re-creations of electrical experiments from the 1890s – including: the induction motor, the world's first robot, and a live Tesla Coil – this electrifying story for the "current" age explores the experience of an immigrant who shaped the future of America. Relevant to students of history and social studies as well as electrical engineering and physics!
At the intersection of arts and academics, Matheatre presents STEM-based theatrical experiences that make science and math fun.
This program is co-sponsored by the National Atomic Testing Museum.