The Dangers of Electric Lighting

By Ben Clawson | Directed by John Henry Davis
WORLD PREMIERE
OCTOBER 13 - NOVEMBER 13
MAINSTAGE

In the mid 1880s the world was emerging from darkness; the advent of the electric light was about to illuminate the globe. The power to spread this new wonder sat cradled in the hands of one man, Thomas Alva Edison. But when a young Serbian immigrant named Nikola Tesla arrives looking for work, Edison must struggle to keep the future of electricity within his control. The Dangers of Electric Lighting examines the ambitions and pride that accompany genius, the concessions made in the name of progress, and the darkness on the road to light up the world.