|Ear to the Edge of Time|
Seymour Centre and Sport for Jove are proud to present the world premiere of the award-winning Ear to the Edge of Time by celebrated Australian playwright, Alana Valentine, this October at the Seymour Centre.
Selected from 200 entries from 19 countries, Ear to the Edge of Time was the winner of the prestigious STAGE International Script Competition in 2012, judged by leading international playwrights, including Tony Kushner (Angels in America). Inspired by true events and based on a multitude of interviews, observations and years of research, Alana Valentine has written a captivating drama about a young radio astronomer who makes a universe-shifting discovery, only for her work to be claimed by her older, male, supervisor. As she wrestles with her frustration and the potential consequences of speaking out, the decision about whether she should go public is suddenly and irrevocably taken out of her hands.
Arguably Australia’s greatest contemporary verbatim playwright, Alana Valentine undertook an extraordinary odyssey of discovery and exploration that saw her meet and talk with a vast and diverse collection of astro-physicists and astronomers working specifically in the field of neutron star physics from all over the world. The result is an engaging, heart-felt and timeless play about worlds colliding - art and science, men and women, truth and lies.
With a stellar cast of Belinda Giblin, Gabrielle Scawthorn, Christopher Stollery and Tim Walter, and directed by the internationally-acclaimed Nadia Tass, Ear to the Edge of Time is fascinating, provocative and potently topical in its observation of human nature set against the backdrop of the all chaos and mystery of the universe.
Venue: Seymour Centre, corner City Rd and Cleveland St, Chippendale