Bucky Fuller play at BMCMAC, Feb. 1
The event: R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE by D. W. JACOBS
The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville presents the one-man play, R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:00pm.
The play, written by D.W. Jacobs from the life, work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller, will be performed by noted actor and storyteller David Novak. This play is an autobiographical monologue that captures the insights and poetry of Fuller's ingenuity. Tickets for this performance are $15 / $10 for BMCM+AC members and students w/ID. Tickets
R. Buckminster Fuller (“Bucky”) was an epic thinker. His insights continue to inform and resonate with us today. Fuller spent two summers at Black Mountain College (1948 and 1949) and left an indelible mark on that community. It was the summer of 1948 when he (with the help of the entire BMC community) attempted to build his first large-scale geodesic dome. Though it was unsuccessful (and dubbed the "Supine Dome" as a result) he came back the next summer and did erect a dome successfully.
Fuller's ingenuity extended into the realm of discourse. He was famous for his impromptu lectures that could last for days. Aided by D. W. Jacobs’ brilliant weaving of Bucky’s words, noted actor and storyteller, David Novak, performs a rhapsody on the life of this great 20th century epic individual.
In 2012 this play was performed at NC Stage and received rave reviews. Here are a couple of quotes from the Asheville Citizen-Times review by David Hopes:
"What I got was an evening not only bountiful in itself, but one which is redefining what I expect from an experience in the theater...David Novak masters the complicated task of keeping an audience on the edge of its seat while, essentially, sharing scientific observation."
This performance is presented in conjunction with the exhibition Cynthia Homire: Vision Quest which received support from The Beattie Foundation and the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.