Einstein: The Practical Bohemian / Ed Metzger
July 21, 2012 • 7:30 p.m.
Kelly Walsh High School Auditorium
Ed Metzger, an accomplished actor and writer, has the unique ability to portray real-life famous people. In major films, on television and the Broadway stage, his list of characters include Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Teddy Roosevelt, George Washington as well as cops, mobsters and gangsters.
The most famous of Metzger’s performances is Albert Einstein . . . complete with wild hair and all. He is extremely proud that he is the only actor who has ever received an Endorsement from the Einstein family who recognized Metzger’s talents to personify their relative, the most famous man of the 20th Century. A quote from Einstein’s first cousin said, “The family felt as though they were in the presence of their dear cousin Albert.” Metzger’s portrayal provides insight into Einstein’s history, The Theory of Relativity, his religious beliefs, his personal life, his politics, the Holocaust, the Manhattan Project and The Atom Bomb. “Metzger does for Einstein what Hal Holbrook did for Mark Twain.” THE DETROIT NEWS Metzger has portrayed “Einstein” in feature films, FDR: AMERICAN BADASS, WATCHMEN, A CONVERSATION WITH EINSTEIN and JOE’S ROTTEN WORLD. On television, his Einstein characterization was seen in the Chris Rock series, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, as well as THE SUPER MARIO BROS, NEWTON’S APPLE, and MOVIE MAGIC. His Broadway stage career includes performances in THE RESISTABLE RISE OF ARTURO UI starring Al Pacino, UNCLE VANYA, BRECHT ON BRECHT, NIGHTHAWKS, THE BEAR.
Metzger’s wife Laya Gelff, is an accomplished talent agent, manager, co-writer, producer, photographer and film maker. She always has her cameras with her as she is usually seen on set documenting Ed and his work. Laya’s behind the scenes endeavors are an integral component to their success. Ed and Laya live in the Los Angeles area. They love traveling together with their many projects.
Partial funding is from the Schneider Fund in the Wyoming Community Foundation and the McMurry Foundation.
Co-Sponsored by the Natrona County School District No. 1., Discover Program, Best Western Ramkota, Casper Journal and La Cocina.