Phalaris’s Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World

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Santa Monica Playhouse Main Stage
1211 4th Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
Phalaris's Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World

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Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Series and Riddle Productions encore a one-of-a-kind theatrical event, direct from New York and sold-out performances in Rome and Asia. Harvard-educated molecular biologist, visual artist and provocative visionary philosopher, Steven Friedman has the answers to life’s big questions. Using personal narrative, poetry, art, and science, he delivers a spell-binding performance reflecting his prismatic, transformative and deeply consoling vision of the world. Neither play nor lecture, Friedman offers a solution to the world’s pain based not on belief or faith but on logical rigor – a philosophy starting from Kierkegaard’s story of an ancient torture device, Phalaris’s bull, that turns the terrible sounds of pain into music. All proceeds support the Santa Monica Playhouse Benefit Campaign.

Phalaris's Bull: Solving the Riddle of the Great Big World