Monday, June 16, 2008

Walking Lightly... A Portrait of Einstein

Join Len Barron and MAU on Saturday, June 21 at 8pm at a performance of Walking Lightly... A Portrait of Einstein at the Boulder High School Auditorium.

Boulder, CO, May 30, 2008 – In honor of his 75th birthday, long time Boulder resident Len Barron will perform his legendary play Walking Lightly … A Portrait of Einstein at Boulder High School Auditorium on Saturday, June 21 at 8 pm. This event will be a fundraiser for Mothers Acting Up, a national organization he has supported and volunteered with since it was launched in Boulder in 2002.

“Walking Lightly” explores both the genius and the humanity of the illustrious physicist, Albert Einstein, whose work reshaped our understanding of space, time and gravity. This 80-minute, one-man performance receives high praise for its lighthearted, informative and human story of one of the great men of the twentieth century. Since 1989, Barron’s portrayal of Time magazine’s “Man of the Century” has continued to delight a wide range of audiences throughout the country. Barron believes, "The root of Einstein’s character was a childlike quality he maintained for all his years."

Mothers Acting Up was started by four mothers in Boulder and has spread to all fifty states and twenty-three countries. MAU inspires and mobilizes mothers to advocate on behalf of the world’s children.

For more information about Walking Lightly... A Portrait of Einstein, read the article that appeared in Friday's Daily Camera. Read about Len in Sunday's Colorado Daily.

Boulder High School Auditorium, Saturday, June 21, 8:00 pm
Tickets Available in Boulder at:
Jacque Michelle, 2670 Broadway
Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St
In Denver: Hermitage Antiquarian Bookshop, 290 Fillmore
Cost: $20 & $15 seniors/students
For more information, contact: Joellen Raderstorf,, 303-474-1286.

Generously sponsored by: Diane Israel, Dave Query, Polly and Mark Addison and Roche Colorado

Len Barron embodies the characteristics of an individual who lives a life of integrity and imagination. He presents a model of living for all of us to follow, one that emphasizes the importance of fairness, beauty, and playfulness… he reminds us that community, joy and connections to one another and to our place are what matters.
- Dr. Rebecca Lucas, Maryville College

The response of Len Barron’s audience was extraordinary. All ages were entranced by his style and wit and educated by his information.
- Michael Alexander, Boston Science Museum

Your “Walking Lightly … A Portrait of Einstein” theatre performance brought out the warmth, humor, and depth of character of Einstein. So much so that the audience could believe he was right there in person.
- Roberta Depp, Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Public Library