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Illustration by Xiaojie Liu.

Starry Messenger

Kari Margolis, playwright
Tony Brown, composer
Victor Zupanc, music direction
Daven Tillinghast, additional music


65 pgs. 10 male and 7 female (Doubling is possible)
Originally produced in CTC’s 1999-2000 season
Audience Recommendation: 6+
Run Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes


The true power of this magical production is its uncanny ability to inspire the “Galileo” in all of us!

The story begins with Galileo as a young boy, inspired and awed by the heavens and it follows his incredible and visionary life to old age. Starry Messenger uses historical fact as a stepping stone to imagination, creating a fable that allows us to actually enter the mind of one of the world’s greatest scientists and give audiences unique access to the curious man who challenged society to view the world and the heavens in new ways.

“Starry Messenger…is a sumptuous celebration of light, media and movement. Kari Margolis’ script jangles with just enough rhyme to keep the audience listening hard.” – St. Paul Pioneer Press

“Best of Theatre Production of 2000”-  St. Paul Pioneer Press

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $85 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

Production-quality CD available. Additional fees apply.

Opening Dream

The Pendulum


What do You See?


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