The Farnsworth Invention

Surging Films & Theatrics

by Aaron Sorkin

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

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