Solo Show Portrays Galileo’s Trial Oct. 16, 17

Actor Tim Hardy brings his internationally celebrated solo show, The Trials of Galileo, to Ursinus College Oct. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. in the Lenfest Theater in the Kaleidoscope Performing Arts Center. Admission is free, but a seat should be reserved by contacting the Box Office: www.ursinus.edu/tickets

Written by Nic Young, the play focuses on the events surrounding Galileo’s trial for heresy in 1633.  Galileo’s scientific assertion that the Sun is the central point of our universe conflicted with Catholic beliefs of the time. For Galileo, a man of deep faith, the inner conflict is heightened by a reprimand by Pope Urban. Reviews describe it as both heartbreaking and witty, and there is much praise for Hardy’s portrayal of the legendary astronomer.

After a successful tour of the U.S., a sold-out run at the Brighton Fringe Festival and Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company veteran Tim Hardy follows a highly successful transfer to the Edinburgh Fringe as part of an Icarus tour. Based in London, Mr. Hardy is on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, and has performed at prestigious theaters across the United Kingdom and Europe.