A Tribute to Oliver Sacks

Local director’s work will open science festival

The World Science Festival, now in its ninth year, will open at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in Manhattan with a multimedia tribute, Awakening the Mind: A Celebration of the Life and Work of Oliver Sacks, written and directed by John Christian Plummer of Cold Spring.

Tickets are $45 ($30 for students) at worldsciencefestival.com or by calling 212-998-4941. The center is located at 566 LaGuardia Place. The science festival, which runs from June 1 to 5, will be streamed at worldsciencefestival.com/live.

Plummer has previously participated in the festival as director of Spooky Action: The Drama of Quantum Mechanics with Brian Greene; Beautiful Minds: The Enigma of Genius; and other short films. He recently served as co-executive producer of the History Channel series “Join or Die with Craig Ferguson” and is directing Our Town for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. All three seasons of his Cold War spy drama, Granite Flats, are available on Netflix.

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