Southeastern NEWS Southeastern Louisiana University Public Information Office SLU 880, Hammond, LA 70402 504/549-2341/fax 504-549-2061 email@example.com www.selu.edu/NewsEvents Date: 9/23/97 Contact: Natasha Caldwell 52k Editors: Photo accompanies release EINSTEIN AT SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA UNIVERSITY'S FANFARE HAMMOND -- From the shock of frizzy hair to sneakers without socks, film and television actor Ed Metzger stars in his one-man show, Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian , on October 6th, during Southeastern Louisiana University s Fanfare Arts Festival. Fanfare is Southeastern s annual month long celebration of the Arts, Humanities and Sciences. All through October there will be a variety of performances including ballets, plays, concerts, and lectures. In Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian Metzger introduces Einstein, the man, not the monument, in his brilliant portrayal of the original absent-minded professor, confused and troubled father, outspoken protector against the outrage of war, philosopher, womanizer and lover of... vanilla ice cream. Here is the man whose revolutionary theories awed the world, but once had to ask directions to his own house. The students at Princeton endearingly called him The Practical Bohemian because he wore his hair long, since, he said, now I can eliminate the need for a barber. And he did not wear socks because all they do is produce holes. Ed Metzger brings out Einstein s sorrows as he was forced out of Germany by Hitler, his humor as we follow his life through two marriages, and his horror in learning that his theories were used for the development of the atomic bomb. Metzger has toured the show throughout the United States including recent engagements at The Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. Reviewers have given acclaim to the play and its star: Genius...His characterizations strong. The New York Times. -more- Ed Metzger has been seen on television, Broadway, and in films. His credits include Artuso Ui on Broadway with Al Pacino. He starred in films such as Car Wash and Dog Day Afternoon and on television shows including St. Elsewhere and Hill Street Blues . The performance of Ed Metzger as Albert Einstein: The Practical Bohemian will be at 7:30 p.m. in the Pottle Music Building Auditorium on The SLU campus. The tickets for this Fanfare event are $5 general admission and $4 for senior citizens, SLU faculty, staff, and students. For more information or for a Fanfare brochure, call the SLU public information office at 504-549-2341. For ticket information call the Fanfare ticket office at 504-549-2323, weekdays 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.