Professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to the Elektra Theatre.
From the producers: Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, "That Physics Show" features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live - a world controlled by physics.
David Maiullo has been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years. Most recently he has become a regular on The Weather Channel as well as a presenter at national physics festivals.
Producer Eric Krebs, whose prior presentations have included many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, says the production brings "the entertainment of live theater together with the excitement and education of science. I think of "That Physics Show" as a cross between "Stomp" and "Blue Man Group" with a little "Bubble Show" thrown in."
Maiullo is not a natural performer, but once he starts igniting hydrogen balloons, smashing beer cans with ping pong balls, dunking fresh flowers into a deep freeze, and using a bowling ball as a pendulum, you don't mind. Maiullo pretends that his geeky explosions and frenetic motion are meant to demonstrate several of the laws of physics, but he moves between the displays so quickly that he doesn't end up connecting any dots.
New York Times
Extremely cool...during this production, you'll witness electricity (controlled), explosions (minor) and flames (contained, I promise). Maiullo can go awfully fast, and occasionally I wished he had taken more time with his explanations. But "That Physics Show" is like having your really hip uncle teach science class for a day. You may not completely master the lesson, but you'll love the lab.