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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart!; Extraordinary High School Drama; "Regular Singing" at The Public Theater; Neutrinos

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

On today’s show: Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart talk about performing Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and Pinter’s “No Man’s Land” in repertory on Broadway.Then, we’ll look at the remarkable theater program at a high school in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Playwright Richard Nelson and actors Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders discuss collaborating on “Regular Singing,” which is in repertory with Nelson’s other Apple Family plays at the Public Theater. Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana explains what neutrinos are and why scientists are looking for them to help explain the secrets of the universe.

From X-Men to Godot

Sir Ian McKellen and Sir Patrick Stewart talk about their roles in Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot” and Pinter’s “No Man’s Land,” in repertory at the Cort Theatre.

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Drama High

Author Michael Sokolove talks about what made the theater program at a high school in Levittown, Pennsylvania, so extraordinary. He’s joined by Lou Volpe, former theater director there. Solkolov is a former student, and his book Drama High chronicles the drama director’s last school years and follows a group of student actors as they work through dramas both on and off the stage.

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"Regular Singing" at the Public Theater

Each year since 2010, Tony Award winner Richard Nelson has premiered a new play at The Public about the fictional, liberal Apple family of Rhinebeck, New York. This year's edition, the fourth and final play, "Regular Singing," is playing in repertory with the first three Apple plays. Nelson is joined by stars Maryann Plunkett and Jay O. Sanders. "Regular Singing" is a Public Lab production; it runs through December 15 at The Public Theater.

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Hunting for Neutrinos

Astrophysicist Ray Jayawardhana explains what neutrinos are and why scientists are looking for them. These incredibly small bits of matter may hold the secret to why antimatter is so rare, how mighty stars explode as supernovae, what the universe was like just seconds after the big bang, and even the inner workings of our own planet. In Neutrino Hunters, Jayawardhana tells a detective story with cosmic implications.

 

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Guest Picks: Mike Stoller

Find out what the legendary songwriter and producer is listening to these days!

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Guest Picks: Bruce Dern

Find out what actor Bruce Dern has been listening to and what he's a fan of!

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