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The Farnsworth Invention Poster

The Farnsworth Invention

Closed October 15, 2008

Why See The Farnsworth Invention?

It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called “television.” Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the self-taught Idaho farm boy?

The answer comes to compelling life in The Farnsworth Invention, the new play from Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, directed by two-time Tony® Award winner Des McAnuff. Tony nominee Hank Azaria and newcomer Jimmi Simpson head the cast of this electrifying new drama. Book your tickets today  - and stay tuned.

Previews from : 15th October 2007
Opened :  3rd December 2007
Closed : 2nd March 2008

Audience:  The Farnsworth Invention  is suitable for children aged 12 and over.  Children under 5 years of age will not be admitted to the Music Box Theater

Run time:  1 hour 40 minutes with no intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

* Show times to be confirmed

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Opening night: 15 October 2007


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