The world premiere of Bruce Coughran’s ‘a Time for Hawking’ opened at Berkeley City Club on Dec. 23, 2018. The play follows three young people at a New Years Eve party in early 1963, one of whom is a 20 year-old Stephen Hawking. As the evening progresses, the questions about not only Quantum Mechanics and the Theory of Relativity, but also poetry, Hindu mythology, opera, croquet, and the nature of time are discussed, and the questions become unexpectedly personal. In the end, with a little Champagne and a little dancing maybe the answers will come out. But regardless, none of them will be the same again. The play runs through January 13, 2019. It was listed as a “pick of the week” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Theater and Film Projects for the New Millennium“We live in an extremely exciting time. The world is now interconnected in a way that is unprecedented in history. People have capabilities to act globally from their desktop. Things that were unimaginable a few years ago are commonplace, and worldwide. I am interested in the stories that help people to navigate this new world, and, at the same time, connect them with their essential humanity, a humanity that doesn’t change with a change in technology. Real human stories, laughter, love, insight into the spirit; these things will always interest, excite and entertain us.”