One-man play, “R. Buckminster Fuller:  THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE” on Feb. 1

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One-man play, “R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE” on Feb. 1

R. Buckminster Fuller:
THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE
by D. W. JACOBS
from the life, work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville presents the one-man play R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 7:00pm. The play, written by D.W. Jacobs from the life, work and writings of R. Buckminster Fuller, will be performed by noted actor and storyteller David Novak. This play is a mesmerizing autobiographical monologue that beautifully captures the insights and poetry of Fuller’s ingenuity. There will be one performance only on February 1st at 7:00pm. Tickets for this performance are $15 / $10 for BMCM+AC members and students w/ID.Tickets

R. Buckminster Fuller (“Bucky”) was an epic thinker. His insights continue to inform and resonate with us today. Fuller spent two summers at Black Mountain College (1948 and 1949) and left an indelible mark on that community. It was the summer of 1948 when he (with the help of the entire BMC community) attempted to build his first large-scale geodesic dome. Though it was unsuccessful (and dubbed the “Supine Dome” as a result) he came back the next summer and did erect a dome successfully.

Fuller is best known as an inventor/designer and as the popularizer of the geodesic dome, yet his ingenuity extended into the realm of discourse as well. He was a poet and weaver of words. Bucky was famous for his impromptu lectures that could last for days. Aided by D. W. Jacobs’ brilliant weaving of Bucky’s words, noted actor and storyteller, David Novak, performs a rhapsody on the life of this great 20th century epic individual.


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