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.
New Diorama is an award winning producing house. Their previous productions include Down & Out in Paris and London (Nominated for six Off-West End Awards), Kubrick3 (winner of the Les Enfants Terribles Award), Universal Machine, and Dark Room. New Diorama champions and supports the work of emerging artists, and in 2017 was awarded Fringe Theatre of The Year at The Stage Awards and The Peter Brook Empty Space Award in recognition of their outstanding and unique work in London.
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"Byrne's stagecraft is arresting" - The New Yorker
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