Surging Films & Theatrics

by Aaron Sorkin

​Cast
David Sarnoff                                       Seth Harman
Philo Farnsworth                                    Billy Surges
Young Philo, Harbord, & Others    Tim Huggenberger
Young Sarnoff, Stan, & Others               Ryan Milord
Cliff, Wachtel & Others                             Jake Lange
Harlan Honn, Simms, & Others                   Eric Wang
Gorrell & Others                                Michael Calkins
Everson & Others                                   Tony Calkins
Gifford & Others                              Michael Consalvo
Lizette & Others                                 Stephanie Boyd
Pem & Others                                           Emily Lewis
Betty & Others                                        Katie Nelson
​Agnes & Others                                    Jennifer Lenius
Mary Pickford & Others                        Amanda Philio
​Crocker, Tolman & Others                        Nick Ciaccio

The Farnsworth Invention - Jan 2019

It’s 1929. Two ambitious visionaries, Philo Farnsworth and David Sarnoff, race against each other to invent a device called “television.”  Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul Sarnoff, or the self-taught boy genius Farnsworth? A witty and fast-paced marathon where audiences will learn something while also laughing.  A history lesson in radio, television, the stock market, and what it took to create one of the greatest inventions of our time.

Aaron Sorkin is the writer of such famous titles as The West Wing, The Social Network, The Newsroom, Steve Jobs, A Few Good Men, Moneyball, and more.  He is famous for his fast-paced and quick writing style that combines sarcasm, cleverness, and comedy into a meaningful night of entertainment.

Directed by Billy Surges and Tony Calkins