“Smart and poignant… A quietly moving drama about truth and faith” —The Chicago Reader

When a playwright’s life is turned upside down, she travels to Florence to study the letters between Galileo and his daughter Marie Celeste, who is forced to join a convent after her father’s earth-shattering controversies. Captured in the letters are her strength of will and own genius as she secretly assists her father in furthering his discoveries about the shape of the universe, inspiring a path forward for the Playwright. Alternating between Tuscany of present day and the 1600’s – and the liminal space between playwright and audience – Jessica Dickey has crafted a play examining faith, forgiveness, and the cost of speaking the truth.

by Jessica Dickey
directed by Reena Dutt
November 14 – December 8, 2024
Co-produced with WAM Theatre
A Catalyst Collaborative@MIT Production

Photo: Richard McElvain and Robert Najarian from our 2009 production of The Life of Galileo. Photo: Elizabeth Stewart/Libberding Photography.

Interested in bringing your school to see Galileo’s Daughter? Student matinees are scheduled for Friday, November 22 and Thursday, December 5. Reserve your tickets for our student matinees today.