Infinity is an elegy to time, and what is transmitted through time, by leading Canadian playwright Hannah Moscovitch. It is a project commissioned and developed by Volcano, and being premiered in co-production with Tarragon Theatre.
In the play, a girl-in-turmoil named Sarah-Jean Greene is researching her emotional self. Sarah-Jean is a mathematician. Her father was a theoretical physicist and her mother a violinist. Sarah-Jean takes a scientific approach to all the complex emotions she is presented with – in an attempt to discover what might constitute her future.
Infinity is a play infused with theoretical physics, classical music, the seeming impossibility of love, and the idea that what time offers us is more than we realize. It has been crafted with close input from world-renowned physicist Lee Smolin, and internationally-acclaimed composer Njo Kong Kie.
The result is a surprising, shocking, very funny and, we hope, revelatory new play about love, sex, and math…
Photography by Cylla von Tiedemann
Playwright | Hannah Moscovitch
Composer/Music Director | Njo Kong Kie
Directer | Ross Manson
Choreographer | Kate Alton
Lighting Designer | Rebecca Picherack
Set & Costume Designer | Teresa Przybylski
Stage Manager | Isabelle Ly
Consulting Physicist | Lee Smolin
Assistant Director | Mariel Marshall
Starring | Paul Braunstein, Amy Rutherford, Vivien Endicott-Douglas
Violinist: Andréa Tyniec
March/April 2015: The world premiere of Infinity. A co-production by Volcano and Tarragon Theatre. Original cast: Paul Braunstein, Haley McGee, Amy Rutherford and violinist Andréa Tyniec.
January 2017: Infinity returns to Toronto. A co-production by Volcano and Tarragon Theatre.
February/March 2017: Infinity tours to southern Ontario as part of Ontario Presents.
Awards and Nominations
2015 Dora Award Winner (General Theatre Division) for:
Outstanding New Play: Infinity (Hannah Moscovitch)