“Rebel Genius,” a new musical from Peabody Award-winning songwriter and film composer Matthew Puckett, and based on the life of the young and highly ambitious Albert Einstein, will have its world premiere at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television’s Little Theater on Friday, March 8.

The play crashes physics and love into one another as Einstein falls madly in love with Mileva Maric and then risks everything he has to find a perfect unified theory of the universe. Book, music and lyrics by Puckett; directed by Ovation Award-winner Brian Kite; choreographed by Ovation Award winner Dana Solimando; musical direction by Dan Belzer and Jeremy Mann.

With the production of “Rebel Genius,” Kite, who is professor of theater in UCLA TFT and chair of the theater department, is seeking to establish the school as the preeminent venue for new play development on the West Coast.

Read the more about the production on the UCLA TFT website.