Mary and Robert are very old, very dear friends. And now Mary is undergoing an experimental drug treatment that causes her to see the impossible – the vibrating structures of energy that make up all matter. As her visions begin to take a toll on her health, will Robert, a physicist, join her quest for knowledge at the expense of her well-being? And is there something more than friendship between them?
Nominee: 2018 Winnipeg Theatre Award, Outstanding New Work
Nominee: 2019 Manitoba Book Award, Chris Johnson Award for Best Play by a Manitoba Playwright
Run Time: 100 min, two acts.
Cast: 2F, 1M.
Set: Single location.
Prairie Theatre Exchange, Winnipeg MB, March 2018
Directed by Robert Metcalfe
|Stage Manager||Michelle Lagassé|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Kathryn Ball|
|Set & Costume Design||Jamie Plummer|
|Lighting Design||Scott Henderson|
|Music & Sound Design||Danny Carroll|
Where How the Heavens Go really engages … is in how positively brimming with big ideas it is. Mary and Robert’s trip through an undiscovered country beyond science plays to our innate curiosity.
[How the Heavens Go] is very much grounded in the relationship between the two characters, especially in the emotionally revelatory second act.
—Winnipeg Free Press