- Production covering the origin & invention of television
- By screenwriter of The West Wing & The Social Network
About This Deal
Though now commonplace, acting was condemned in colonial times as "public lying," with offenders being yanked off the streets with novelty-sized shepherd's crooks. Embrace vaudevilliany with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets (up to a $24 value) to The Farnsworth Invention at the University of Evansville’s Shanklin Theatre. When considering today's Groupon, keep in mind that free student rush tickets are available the day of the performance for University of Evansville students. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, April 16 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sunday, April 17 at 2 p.m.
The Farnsworth Invention closes out the season with a gripping script and an arresting cast. Following the words penned by Oscar- and Emmy-winner Aaron Sorkin—the brain behind the The West Wing and The Social Network University of Evansville's dedicated theater students will ebb and flow under the direction of R. Scott Lank as they convey the compelling, fictionalized tale of television's germination. The production pits the Idaho prodigy and autodidact Philo T. Farnsworth against communications tycoon David Sarnoff. Seizing emotions in its depiction of the small screen's infancy, the story potently portrays the two characters' competitive quest to develop the foundation of what would later become the TV- and Betamax-fueled culture of today.