How the Heavens Go
After being prescribed an experimental drug, Mary begins to see the world in impossible detail, down to the vibrating structures of energy that make up all matter, and bind us all together. Her life-long friend Robert, a physicist working in string theory, recognizes what she thinks she’s seeing and knows that what she’s experiencing is impossible. With her physical well-being at stake, he must convince her that it’s just a hallucination, even as her visions begin to move his work beyond his imaginings, and into the very truth at the centre of life. A play that searches for wonder where science and the soul collide.
“Creativity and madness often go hand in hand. Revelation and eccentricity. Einstein! Smartest guy in history, turns the world upside down with his revelations, shows up to a party one day without pants.”- Mary, How the Heavens Go
Bob says: “Scientific inquiry has allowed us to see and understand more and more about how our world works. Many discoveries are beyond our ability to physically experience, and it’s becoming harder for us to even imagine what is being discovered. It requires a kind of faith to believe in that which can’t be seen. But at the heart of this play is a relationship between two people, and we find that it’s not just the unseen things in our world that are inexplicable -- there are things in our relationships that can’t be explained. It’s like a vibrating string of energy.”