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Fascinating physics

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Dynamic Patterns Theatre is presenting QED: A Play, written by Peter Parnell, over three weekends in three communities, with the opening on Sept. 13 at Hoogland Center for the Arts. The show, which played on Broadway, covers a day in the life of Nobel Laureate Richard Feynman (Al Scheider of Decatur) who played a role in the Manhattan Project and Challenger inquiry. QED stands for quantum electrodynamics, a model that describes how light and matter interact. Incorporated into the local production is a panel of scientists and educators from the Springfield area – Dr. John Martin, Dr. Brian Carrigan, Dr. Joanne Budzien, Dr. Jeff Chamberlain and Laurie O’Brien – who will discuss physics ideas and descriptions alongside Feynman’s character, bio and unique stories. Directed and co-produced by Matthew T. Dearing, the production travels to Playhouse on the Square in Jacksonville on Sept. 20-21 (7:30) and to Decatur’s Madden Arts Center on Oct. 4-5 (8 p.m.).

QED: A Play
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 13-14, 8pm
Hoogland Center for the Arts
420 S. Sixth Street
217-523-2787
$10

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