Peg is a scientist studying a dying species of fly which lives on a rapidly dissolving glacier in the Rocky Mountains. Unsure of how to make a difference, she embarks on a desperate journey which propels her into a strange new universe. Exploring the terror of being overwhelmed in a changing world where our options seem to oscillate between panic and apathy, this new play melds contemporary issues with a science fiction epic inspired by Margaret Cavendish, one of the most unique female philosopher-poets in western history.
PEG NEWCASTLE – a scientist
CHORUS 1 / PEOPLE OF EARTH / BEAR
CHORUS 2 / M / WHALE
CHORUS 3 / JOURNALIST / STONEFLY / CAPTAIN
Note: The chorus roles can be played by as many performers as the production would like.
The Villains Theatre presented The Blazing World at the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre in Kjipuktuk/Halifax in April 2018
The play can be accessed by emailing the playwright at firstname.lastname@example.org