And the Sun Stood Still

Dairy Center for the Arts - Carsen Theatre

"I am not so enamoured of my own opinions that I disregard what others may think of them." - Nicolas Copernicus

The publication of Copernicus' masterpiece, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, transformed the history of science and man's understanding of our place in the universe. This is the story of how it almost never happened. And the Sun Stood Still reveals Nicolas Copernicus as a man struggling to reconcile the disparate desires of his loved ones and the constraints of his faith as he contemplates challenging the most fundamental beliefs of his time. BETC is proud and honored to present the world premiere production of this new play from Pulitzer-finalist and award-winning novelist Dava Sobel.

Producing Partner: David & Diane Zile
Corporate Sponsor: Fiske Planetarium

Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by The Ensemble Studio Theatre/ Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project"

Dava Sobel's Copernicus takes the stage in Boulder - The Denver Post

Boulder theater premiering new play from writer Dava Sobel - CPR: Colorado Matters

REVIEW: "And the Sun Stood Still" portrays a cosmic meeting of the minds - The Denver Post

REVIEW: Review of 'And the Sun Stood Still' - Theatre Colorado

REVIEW: Dava Sobel's 'And the Sun Stood Still' Shines at BETC - Denver Westword

REVIEW: Review of 'And the Sun Stood Still' - Colorado Drama

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Food for Thought - by Dramaturg Heather Beasley


Directed by Stephen Weitz

Stage Manager: Maxie Beth Bilyeu
Set Design: Tina Anderson
Costume Design: Katie Horney
Lighting Design: Richard Spomer
Sound Design: Andrew Metzroth
Properties Master: Andrea Becker
Dramaturg: Heather A. Beasley

Nicolaus Copernicus: Jim Hunt
Bishop Johannes Dantiscus: Bob Buckley
Georg Joachim Rheticus: Benjamin Bonenfant
Anna Schilling: Crystal Eisele
Bishop Tiedemann Giese: Sam Sandoe