Measurement is about our search for connections and meaning.

It begins in 1887 at the Case School of Applied Science, just outside Cleveland, Ohio. Albert Michelson and his wife are in the lab where Michelson will try one last time to find proof of the luminiferous aether which is believed to fill the cosmos. All the other experiments have failed.

Then the story jumps ahead in time, sometimes to the near future and other times well into the 20th century, following Michelson and his family and friends as they reveal what happened to them through who, and what, they’ve chosen to measure.

Measurement is a drama with humor, a science experiment full of humanity, and a play with songs.

The scientists and actors who are bringing Measurement to life. (Image courtesy of Beloit Independent Theatre Experience)

You’re invited to join the experiment at Measurement’s first-ever staged readings for free:

  • Beloit, WI: Saturday, December 7th @2pm tickets
  • Beloit, WI: Sunday, December 8th @2pm tickets
  • Chicago, IL: Saturday, January 18th @7pm tickets
  • Chicago, IL: Sunday, January 19th @2pm tickets

You’re also invited to hang around after the performance and give your feedback…and help shape Measurement’s future!

Director — Abby Bender
Music Director/Stage Manager — Stacey Jaeger
Words & Music — Jonathan Salem Baskin