is a comic ‘review’ of the concepts and history of calculus.
A blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture.
Using musical parodies that span genres from light opera to hip hop,
we introduce and illuminate such concepts as limits, integration and differentiation.
With our unique comic style we dramatize some high points of calculus’ history.
From Archimedes to Riemann, the quest for the instantaneous rate of change and
the area under the curve comes to life through song! Musical tributes to Lorde,
Gilbert & Sullivan, Bonnie Tyler and even Eminem are just a few of the artists who have
inspired this engaging and educational lesson. Calculus: The Musical! promises to be
entertaining to the arithmophobe and the rocket scientist alike.
In 1892 the famed inventor Nikola Tesla battled partial amnesia, piecing his life together memory by memory. Seattle writer-actor Ricky Coates examines science and humanity through a virtuosic one-man performance, exploring what it means to be human in an age of technology.
"Coates is excellent, particularly in his portrayal of Tesla. A fine and detailed performance."