This October, Shasta College is excited to bring Aaron Sorkin’s fast-paced and witty historical drama, The Farnsworth Invention to the stage! The play centers on the parallel stories of Philo Farnsworth, a self-trained farm boy turned scientist and inventor, and David Sarnoff, a Machiavellian visionary and founder of RCA and NBC as the two race to create a new and radical form of mass communication—television! This alternately hilarious and touching story examines the lives of the two brilliant men and questions the ideals and motives of a generation of pioneering inventors in the early 20th century.
Auditions for The Farnsworth Invention will be on 8/28/18 and 8/29/18 in the theatre at Shasta College. Please prepare a one minute monologue and meet in the theatre lobby at 6pm.
Performance dates are: October 12th, 13th, 18th, 19th and 20th at 7pm. There are two matinee performances on October 14th and 21st at 2pm. There will also be a special matinee offered for local middle and high school students on October 19th at 11am. All performances are at the Shasta College Theatre.
The production is directed by Dr. Gregory Thorson with David Fraser as the set designer, lighting by Tim Dye, costumes by Hilary Fahey, and hair and makeup by Matthew McDonald. For more information, call 530-242-7573.