Eye Witness Report: Einstein Spotted at the Boulder Bookstore
If you saw him walking down the street, you would look and then look again, convinced that you had just crossed paths with the one and only Albert Einstein. It’s true, 75 year-old Boulder native Len Barron and Einstein do share a remarkable resemblance to one another, but their connection goes beyond a mere double-take. For nearly 20 years Barron has made a career out of the similarities that he shares with the late genius, not as an impersonator, but as someone who seeks to show Einstein as a human being to whom we can all relate. One audience member describes a performance of Barron’s, saying, “he was not Einstein and yet he was…this is how Einstein himself would have revealed his life.” He does this through hour-long presentations of the insights and experiences of the late genius that make Einstein come to life. For example, in a quiet moment on stage, Barron will smile and say, "When he laughed, he had a giant laugh. It always surprised people. You know how a little child laughs -- he would just explode into laugher. It sounded like a contented seal.” And suddenly, Einstein comes alive in the laughter of the captivated audience.
Len Barron will speak about and show clips from his DVD Portraits of Einstein on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7:30pm at the Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO.
Posted by Sarah Haas
Boulder Bookstore Makreting Intern