In 1949, Dr. Jacob "Bruno" Bronowski installs a secret, alarmed room in his house. Fifty years later, his grandson and his blind date delve into Bruno's locked room for the first time, unearthing echoes from across six million years of human history.
Inspired by Yuval Harari's international bestseller, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind and the work of the mathematician and intellectual behind hit television series, "The Ascent of Man", Jacob Bronowski. Following sold out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in London, this award-winning show comes to America for the first time.
"This multilayered drama... is asking exactly the questions that need to be asked at this perilous moment in history."
- The New York Times
"Byrne's stagecraft is arresting"
- The New Yorker
"A wealth of visual and aural imagination"
"Intriguing plot, a talented cast, and clever staging"
- Broadway World
"Packs a massive punch"
- Theatre is Easy Best Bet
"Loaded with visual wonderments"
- Lighting & Sound America
★★★★ "Ambitious, intelligent and moving...unfolds with thriller-like precision with real visual flair."
- The Guardian
★★★★ "Bold, beautiful and utterly absorbing theatre, finding the thrilling drama inherent in the human story. It takes your breath away."
- The Stage
★★★★★ "A masterpiece...mesmerizing to watch. Nothing less than a theatrical triumph."
- Broadway Baby
The production is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, The Cockayne Foundation, and PRS For Music Foundation.