Galileo believes in human reason. No one can deny proof, not even those in power. He has found evidence for the earth spinning around the sun – and if he writes it in the language of the people, surely they will embrace their freedom from old ways of thinking. But neither the people nor the authorities like what they hear. Will the truth still find its way out into the world?
Brecht wrote Galileo in exile, including an English version that premiered in Los Angeles in 1947. Galileo’s tragic story becomes an elemental parable, despairing and hopeful, timeless and more timely than ever.