Playwright and professional actress Kres Merskey brings her one-woman hit play, "The Life and Times of A. Einstein," to the State Theatre. “Einstein” is an off-beat comedy about a day in the life of the great scientist as seen through the eyes of his longtime “secretary/watchdog.”
The play takes place on Albert Einstein’s birthday. There’s a press conference for him, and he’s been unavoidably detained. Ellen, forced to address the reporters talks to them about her beloved boss, fielding questions and evading answers when necessary. She relates her long association with the Einstein family, how she met the great man and came to work for him, the departure from an ever-more-dangerous Berlin to work at Princeton University, and the extraordinary research that changed the way humanity perceives the entire universe.
Through the course of the play, the audience is given a substantive insight into one of the most extraordinary lives of the century just passed, that of Albert Einstein, the man whose name is synonymous with genius.
Kres Mersky is performer and playwright. Her other solo plays include “Isadora Duncan: A Unique Recital” (currently touring the West Coast and Canada) and “At The Codfish Ball.” Her full-length plays include “Algerian Romance” and “Flag Day.” She has also written numerous one acts and monologues she is currently performing in California. Kres is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild and the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. She has appeared extensively on stage and on screen.