GNS Presents: The Farnsworth Invention
Denford Hall, 781 Richmond Avenue
Glenlyon Norfolk School presents The Farnsworth Invention, a stage play by Aaron Sorkin
Glenlyon Norfolk School presents The Farnsworth Invention, a stage play by Aaron Sorkin adapted from an unproduced screenplay about Philo Farnsworth's first fully functional and completely all-electronic television system and David Sarnoff, the RCA president who stole the design.
Bouncing between New York City and San Francisco, this fast-paced quick-witted play follows the lives of two ambitious men in 1929. David Sarnoff, a driven media mogul, and Philo Farnsworth, a self-taught potato farmer—two visionaries in a race to create a thing called "television."
The Farnsworth Invention by Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, The Newsroom, and The Social Network - “Crackling prime-time theater... breezy and shrewd, smart-alecky and idealistic.” –Newsday
Performances will run on November 23, 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. and on November 26 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Tickets sold through Eventbrite will be subject to a small service fee. This fee will not be applied to tickets sold at the door prior to each performance.
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