Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention
Tesla was a brilliant inventor. She also had a son.
Electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla's role model was an uneducated, illiterate housewife: his mother Djuka. Djuka tinkered, experimented, and invented--making a science out of the domestic sphere. This musical exploration of Djuka and her most famous invention--her son Nikola--tells the story of the magnetic push and pull of family bonds, the branching currents of freedom and choices, and balancing surprising sources of energy.
Nikola Tesla and the Mother of Invention is a production of Matheatre, an international touring company that uses live theatre to tell stories that inspire excitement about math and science. (matheatre.com)
10% of Matheatre's ticket proceeds will be donated to the Malala Fund — working for a world where every girl can learn and lead.
Written & Performed by Ricky Coates and Sadie Bowman
Music and lyrics by Sadie Bowman
Score by Joe McMorrow
Directed by Jason Ballweber
Made possible in part by funding from our Matheatre's Patreon members! (patreon.com/matheatre)
Choose from two types of tickets:
Watch the show from the comfort of your home or wherever you want to be.
We're offering a limited number of tickets to join us in the theatre. It's early days for live audiences, and we're taking it slow.
- All in-person audience members must be fully vaccinated; including the two-week waiting period after your final shot. We won't ask for proof; however, when you arrive at the theatre, we will ask you to re-confirm that all members of your group have been vaccinated.
- Since all staff and audience members will be vaccinated, face coverings are optional.
- There will be absolutely no late seating.
- 18th & Union has both air conditioning and a ventilation system which facilitates full air transfer every five minutes.
If you purchase a ticket to watch the show in person and change your mind, no matter the reason, we'll exchange your ticket so you can watch on the live stream.