Icarus at the Edge of Time


About the Event

Icarus at the Edge of Time is a mesmerizing tale set in outer space about a boy who challenges the awesome might of a black hole. Based on the children’s book by physicist Brian Greene, this futuristic re-imagining of the classic myth takes audiences of all ages on a whirlwind voyage through space and time to the very edge of understanding.

Featuring an original score by Philip Glass, script adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang, and film created and directed by Al + Al, Icarus at the Edge of Time will be performed by Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and narrated by Brian Greene.

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at C


Music Event by
  • Music by Philip Glass
  • Based on the book by Brian Greene
  • Narrative adapted by Brian Greene and David Henry Hwang
  • Film created and directed by Al + Al
Executive Producers

Tracy Day World Science Festival, New York Gillian Moore Southbank Centre, London, in collaboration with the Royal Society

Commissioned and produced by World Science Festival (New York) with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Southbank Centre (London) with the Royal Society.  Co-commissioned by Associazione Festival della Scienza with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Glasgow’s Concert Halls

Ticket Info

Tickets, which range from $39 for general admission or $13 for students, are available online through the Memorial Student Center Box Office or via telephone at (979) 845-1234 or toll-free at (888) 890-5667. A number of free tickets will be made available to festival attendees after the bubble shows.

icarus at the edge of time