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A Beginner's Guide to the Night Sky

TICKETS:

Saturday, May 25th
2:00 PM
7:30 PM

$30 plus taxes & fees – Adults
$15 plus taxes & fees – Youth (under 20)
*Content warning: this play contains a depiction of early-onset dementia. 
Reserved Seating

Run time: 70 min (No Intermission)

The Chester Playhouse is wheelchair accessible. Please call the Box Office at (902) 275-3933 to arrange accessible seating.

Babes in arms & children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky

A production by The Villain’s Theatre

Theatre
May 25 
 
A beautiful, moving, and heartfelt play,  A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky takes place in an astronomy class, and moves through music, memory, and magic to teach us about what we can see from our tiny place in the universe.

This playful and touching play invites the audience to join a nighttime Astronomy class, taught by eclectic high school teacher Albertine and her awkward, yet earnest child, Léo.  Inviting the audience to enjoy the night sky, learn about the universe, and sing a capella songs together, the play is an hour-long piece of magic that is simultaneously heartbreaking, uplifting, and full of joy.

This new work written by Colleen MacIsaac with music by Jenny Trites, directed by Garry Williams, and starring Rooks Field-Green and Geneviève Steele, A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky has been called a “triumph” (Wayves Magazine), and “an enchanting play…deeply moving” (NS Reviews).

We are pleased to offer two performances of A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky  on Saturday, May 25th at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM.

** Content warning: this play contains a depiction of early onset dementia. 

 

A production by The Villain’s Theatre.

The Cast:
Geneviève Steele as Albertine
Rooks Field-Green as Léo

The Company:
Written by Colleen MacIsaac with music by Colleen MacIsaac and Jenny Trites
Directed by Garry Williams
Assistant Direction by Lara Lewis
Stage Managed by Dan Bray with mentorship by Olivia Rankin
Musical Direction by Jenny Trites
Scenic Design by Brenda Chicas-Duran
Costume Design by Noella Murphy
Lighting Design by Matthew Downey
French Language Dramaturgy by Franziska Glen

 

Images form the OUTFEST workshop of A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky starring Geneviève Steele and Mallory Amirault.

Image of a mother standing next to her older child, both wearing outdoors clothing, a paper moon hangs behind them.A mother standing next to her older child. They are both wearing outdoor clothing. A paper moon hangs behind them. A chalk drawing of the solar system is on the ground. A mother laying on the ground looking up to the night sky . Her daughter is kneeling beside her. They are both wearing outdoor clothing. A paper moon hangs behind them.

 

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