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.
Geneviève Steele as Albertine
Rooks Field-Green as Léo
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.