April 18, 2020

Caltech Theater Arts Director Brian Brophy leads a playreading of "The New Galileos" by Amy Berryman (via Zoom).

The play is set in a jail cell. The three women locked within are being persecuted for their belief in climate change. They are allowed no contact with the outside world. One by one, they are removed from the cell, never to return again. Did they stand by their belief? Or did they recant?

On the eve of the one month anniversary of required COVID-19 isolation, this poignant play unexpectedly connected with all of us in a very visceral and unanticipated way. I will never forget it.