Donald Freed
International Playwright
and Master Teacher
The Einstein Plan


In response to its totally sold-out March performances, “The Einstein Plan” returns to the Los Angeles Theatre Center on Sunday, May 23 at 7 p.m. by popular demand!

The new theatre event “The Einstein Plan” takes its title from renowned scientist and humanist Albert Einstein, who suggested that if as little as 2% of the population engaged in non-violent civil disobedience, the government would not be able to operate as usual.  The people could bring government to a standstill long enough for legislators to be forced to actually listen to their constituents. 

In “The Einstein Plan”’s interactive format, a character who is simply called “The Exile” directly engages the audience and invites them to participate in creating their political future.  In the second act the “Stage Manager” leads an audience discussion about whether this makes sense, and what kind of participation, if any, people feel comfortable with.   The choices remain in the hearts and minds of the audience; no one is forced to do anything.    The audience is simply made aware of the possibility of participating directly in our political lives, whether by merely keeping abreast of current events, baking cookies for a house meeting, or by sitting in at a government facility.

James Cromwell stars. In a career spanning thirty-five years on stage, film and TV, he has been nominated for an Academy Award ® (“Babe”), three Emmys (“Six Feet Under,” “ER,” “RKO 281”), and four SAG Awards (“L.A. Confidential,” “The Green Mile,” twice for “Six Feet Under”).  He’s achieved a fan following from his appearances in other popular fare including “24,” “Star Trek: First Contact,” “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”

Debra DeLiso co-stars. The recipient of Master’s degrees from UCLA and CSULA, she trained with Ian McKellen and Jose Quintero. She serves on the faculties of USC School of Theatre, American Academy of Dramatic Arts,   and Cal State LA. She achieved early success in genre films and acted on stage in acclaimed productions of “Agnes of God,” “Air for One,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “A Lie of the Mind,” “Trust Me,” much more. Her experiences include creating theatre in a woman’s prison, as well as working with at-risk youth and artists with disabilities.

Donald Freed is the playwright. The internationally known writer, a recipient of numerous awards, has written prolifically for the stage (“Circe and Bravo,” “Devil’s Advocate,” “Veteran’s Day,” “The Quartered Man,” many more) and film (“Executive Action,” “Secret Honor,” “Of Love and Shadows”) as well as novels and non-fiction books.

“The Einstein Plan” is a fun, forward-looking, audience-involving experience about creating a future of hope and change in the 21st Century.

“The Einstein Plan.” Starring James Cromwell and Debra DeLiso. Written by Donald Freed. Produced by Lori Zimmerman, Adam Leipzig and Patricia Rae Freed.  Co-produced by The Los Angeles Theatre Center. At Los Angeles Theatre Center, Theatre 3, 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013. Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 7 p.m. General admission: $30. Students , seniors and unemployed: $15. (213) 489-0994 ext. 107.

THE LOS ANGELES THEATRE CENTER is a facility of the City of Los Angeles and operated by the Latino Theater Company.