To start off the fall semester, the Cultural Affairs Committee at Millersville will present, “Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian,” featuring Ed Metzger, Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 7 p.m.

In “Albert Einstein; The Practical Bohemian,” Metzger portrays the human side of Einstein; the original absent-minded professor, confused and troubled father, outspoken protestor against war, philosopher and womanizer. Metzger brings out Einstein’s sorrows as he was forced out of Germany by Hitler and his horror in learning that his theories were used for the development of the atomic bomb.

This performance, which will be held on campus in Lehr Room, Gordinier Hall, correlates with this year’s freshman common reading selection, Einstein’s Dreams, by Dr. Alan Lightman. Common reading, held during freshman orientation, is an opportunity for students to meet fellow classmates and interact with members of the University faculty. It is considered an introduction to academic life at Millersville.

Metzger is an accomplished actor, writer and director with a unique ability to portray real-life famous people. The most famous of his portrayals is Einstein. Metzger is the only actor who has ever received an endorsement from the Einstein family, who recognized Metzger’s talents to personify their relative, one of the most famous men of the 20th century.

In addition to the September 9 performance, Metzger, along with wife and manager Laya Gelff, will conduct three workshops for Millersville students.

The performance is free, however, tickets are required. Tickets can be ordered Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Gerhart Hall (22 E. Frederick St.) or by calling 717-872-3811. For more information, visit “Upcoming Events” at www.millersville.edu/.

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