Infinity

Sarah Jean is a mathematics prodigy who finds safety in numbers, in the reliability of their defined nature. Her affinity for unhealthy relationships, however, remains completely a mystery.

Play title:  Infinity

Author (s):  Hannah Moscovitch; Njo Kong Kie

Publisher: Canada Press

Publication Date: 2017 (Canada Press)

Genre: Drama

Primary Discipline: Mathematics

Secondary Discipline: Physics

Scientist (s): Fictional

Source Texts: Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe by Lee Smolin

Character Breakdown: 1 Man, 2 Women

Sarah Jean, Elliot, Carmen

Setting: Varies

Time Period: Varies

Synopsis of Play: Sarah Jean is a mathematics prodigy who finds safety in numbers, in the reliability of their defined nature. Her affinity for unhealthy relationships, however, remains completely a mystery. Her flings turn into year-long relationships against better judgement and her confusing emotional patterns are only now coming to light. It’s time for Sarah Jean to make sense of her past in terms she understands and to discover there is more to time than just its inevitable passing. Elliot is a theoretical physicist who spends most of his time thinking about time and how to unify all physics. So when he meets Carmen, a violinist, the two bond over talks about music and theory. Talks that lead them into bed and into a marriage that should and shouldn’t be. As their relationship teeters through time, work and family become a balancing act, and theories are thrown to the stars, revealing truths they’re not ready to face. (play text cover blurb, Canada Press)

First Performance Date: March 25th, 2015

First Producer: Tarragon Theatre and Volcano

Performance History: Infinity was co-produced by Tarragon Theatre and Volcano in the Extraspace at Tarragon from March 25th to May 3rd 2015. It was directed by Ross Manson with lighting design by Rebecca Picherack and Set and Costume design by Teresa Przybylski.

Links:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/theatre-reviews/had-we-but-world-enough-and-time/article23790128/

https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/stage/2017/01/06/hannah-moscovitch-elegantly-weaves-concept-of-time-through-infinity-review.html

http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/theatre-review-love-and-a-dysfunctional-family-stretch-to-infinity

http://slotkinletter.com/2015/04/review-infinity

https://novellamag.com/review-infinity/

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

Photo/Visual Research with citations   

                                        

2017, Tarragon, Photo: Cylla Von Tiedemann                                      2017/2018, Theatre Network, Photo: Ian

                                                                                                                      Jackson/EPIC Photography

                                       

2017/2018, Theatre Network, Photo: Ian                                        2017, Tarragon, Photo: Cylla Von Tiedemann

Jackson/EPIC Photography

                                       

 2016, Storefront Theatre of Indianapolis                                     2017/2018 Theatre Network, Photo: Ian Jackson

2017/2018 Theatre Network

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