Published on November 7th, 2018 | by Biz Books

“The How and The Why” From Aenigma Theatre is pleased to support the Vancouver premiere of The How and the Why by Sarah Treem – presented by Aenigma Theatre and running November 13th to November 17th at Studio 1398 (1398 Cartwright St).

Featuring Bronwen Smith and Annie Arbuckle.

Evolution, Feminism and Destiny collide in Sarah Treem’s (House of Cards, The Affair) poignant play about science, family, and the difficult choices that women face.

Why do women menstruate? Modern science has supplied us with the “How”, but no one seems to have answered the “Why”. Rachel, a young grad student in Evolutionary Biology visits Zelda, a pioneer of the field. She posits a radical new hypothesis to answer this very question, which just happens to challenge Zelda’s own ground-breaking work. As the two brilliant women spar over their contrary views on science, career and generational divides, the ulterior motives surrounding their intense meeting slowly begin to unravel…

“…a smart, densely textured work about men and women, love and conflict, genes and destiny.” —New York Times

“A tale of two female scientists caught in a knotty personal relationship, Sarah Treem’s play brims with ideas and emotional colors that eddy and refract like rivulets in a lively, plunging stream.” – The Washington Post

Directed by Tanya Mathivanan

Set Design by Ro Miller and Sarah Melo
Lighting Design by Chengyan Boon
Associate Lighting Design: Ryan Yee
Sound Design by Scott Zechner
Costume Design by Ro Miller
Stage Managed by Erica Leduc

Performances: November 13th to November 17th

Tuesday, November 13th – 8:00 PM
Wednesday, November 14 – 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 15th – 8:00 PM
Friday, November 16th – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 17th – 2:00 PM
Saturday, November 17th – 8:00 PM

Tickets: Student/Regular $20/$25

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