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"an extremely contemporary cautionary tale...
We couldn't need it more"

- Larry Bommer, Stage and Cinema


Written by highly influential 20th century playwright Bertolt Brecht and translated by Sir David Hare, screenwriter of the Academy Award winning film The Hours.


Featuring Artistic Associate Shawn Douglass
and Ensemble Member Kelsey Brennan


Galileo knows the pleasure of discovery, the empowering nature of knowledge, and more than the powers-that-be would prefer. As he fights to share his discoveries with the common man, he is forced to consider what leaders owe to their followers - especially in the face of mortal danger. The past parallels the present in Brecht's highly theatrical parable about the struggle between science and authority.



Dive into the world of The Life of Galileo on the Remy Bumppo Field Guide!



Shawn Douglass Headshot Kelsey Brennan Headshot Henry Bolzon Headshot Stephanie Diaz Headshot Susaan Jamshidi Headshot
 Artistic Associate
Shawn Douglass
Ensemble Member
Kelsey Brennan 
 Henry Bolzon Stephanie Diaz   Susaan Jamshidi
 Todd Michael Kiech Headshot  Blake Montgomery Headshot  Caleb Probst Headshot  Kevin Matthew Reyes Headshot  Stephen Spencer Headshot
 Todd Michael Kiech  Blake Montgomery  Caleb Probst Kevin Matthew Reyes 

Stephen Spencer 

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3.5 Stars

- Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune


- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times


- Ella Seet, Buzz On Stage

"clever direction...talented cast...quality theater, to be sure!"

- Al Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

"Excellent Production"

- Jacob Davis, Chicago Critic


"supremely relevant...a powerful thought-provoking story"

- Nancy Bishop, Third Coast Reviews


"an extremely contemporary cautionary tale...We couldn't need it more"

- Larry Bommer, Stage and Cinema


The 2015/2016 Season is generously underwritten by:

Geoffrey A. Anderson
Brenda and James Grusecki