“Because wonder will always get us there… Those of us who insist that there is much more beyond ourselves.”
-Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky
Highly theatrical and beautifully told, Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson opens our Season of Wonder. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores the idea that social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.
The theme for this year’s Five-Minute Fringe Festival is Wonder. What do YOU wonder about? Does the word inspire feelings of awe or doubt? Performers and playwrights from around the region push their personal creative boundaries to create new work for the Fringe around this theme.
Our play reading series this spring will connect to the season’s theme of “Wonder” and will feature three plays by local and regional playwrights. Each is performed as a staged reading followed by a facilitated talkback with the playwright, director, and actors.
As always, our BCTV show, Reading Reading, where we talk with local playwrights and read new plays, will continue in the odd months on the third Tuesday at 6:30pm. It’s always available on our YouTube channel.
November 2 – 5, 2023
February 29 – March 3, 2024
April 11, April 25, May 16, 2024