by Irv KormanCorrespondentPhysicist Richard Feynman (1918-88) was an award-winning scientist. You many think a one-man show about such a person, who many may not have heard of, could be boring. But thanks to Actors' Summit in Hudson, the opposite is true.Neil Thackaberry portrays Feynman during one Saturday in 1986. We learn Feynman is anything but boring. That's because he was a very curious fellow. He seemed to view life as a buffet and sampled as many different "dishes" as he could during his lifetime.Yes, he was a joint recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 for his work on quantum electrodynamics (QED). He was also one of the youngest scientists involved with the development of the atomic bomb that ended the war in the Pacific in World War II as well as a member of the official investigation team of the Challenger disaster.For two acts and two hours we are witness to this unique person in his office at Cal Tech, in Pasadena, Calif. The place is cluttered and displays two sayings Feynman eventually elaborates upon: "Know how to solve everything that's already been SOLVED" and "What I cannot create, I do not understand." We also learn of Feynman's love of bongo drums, his fascination with an obscure country near Mongolia, his pride in a walk-on role as a native chief in the college's upcoming production of "South Pacific," his thoughts on "the bomb," the Challenger disaster, and his current bout with cancer.What works for Actors' Summit's production of "QED" is that Thackaberry portrays Feynman in such a likable manner. Thackaberry as Feynman speaks to the audience as if we are friendly guests in his Cal Tech office as he is frequently interrupted by telephone calls, his own thoughts on various interesting, non-scientific subjects, and a visit by Miriam, a female student (played by Jocelyn Roueiheb).The one-scene set of Feynman's Cal Tech office seems properly cluttered for a physicist, even with an older-looking computer, printer and a chalkboard used to explain a few elementary scientific concepts.Roueiheb as student Miriam injects a bit of energy into "QED" as a free-spirited physics student. Is she just curious about the subject or does she have a "college crush" on her professor?The play would have had a nice, logical ending about 10 to 15 minutes sooner if the production concluded with a scene in act two in which Miriam and Feynman gleefully dance about the office after the production of "South Pacific." The first Saturday evening performance of "QED" had the Akron Physics Club in attendance. Ticket, show informationRegular performances continue through Jan. 28. Shows are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.Special school day matinee performances are being scheduled through Jan. 26.Tickets are $25 on Fridays and Saturdays, and $22 on Thursdays and Sundays. College students and seniors receive a $4 discount at all performances. Students under age 18 are admitted for half price. Season subscriptions and discount coupons are now available. Group discounts are available for parties of 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased by phone by calling 330-342-0800. Next showNext on Actors' Summit's stage is "Death of a Salesman," by Arthur Miller. The show runs from Feb. 15 to March 4.