Luther College presents ‘The Life of Galileo’ performances Oct. 5-7

September 29, 2017

Following the life of the “father of modern science” Galileo Galilei, Luther College’s Visual and Performing Arts department presents “The Life of Galileo” Oct. 5-7 in the Jewel Theatre in Luther’s Center for the Arts.

Featuring music written by Luther students, the show follows legendary astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei in the later part of his life, and his struggle to prove the theory of a heliocentric universe. In a time of religious rule, Galileo’s avant-garde ideas made him very unpopular with the law””his belief and teachings of a sun-centered solar system had him sent to the Vatican of Rome to be interrogated for heresy.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, and at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door, online at or via the Luther Ticket Office, (563) 387-1357 or Ticket Office hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; with extended hours on Thursdays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door one hour prior to performances.

Jeff Dintaman, Luther professor of theatre, directs the play. Dintaman earned his Bachelor of Arts in theatre, art and music from Western Oregon State College and received his Master of Fine Arts in scene design/theatre technology from the University of Portland. He teaches courses in stagecraft, design, and theatre history and has taught special topics classes such as puppetry and play writing.

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