Jim, a young physicist, moves to an army research facility with his fiancé Carol to continue his post-doctoral studies. The play traces the breakdown of their relationship as he is drawn deeply into military research and she is forced to confront the dangers of her own work in computer science. By layering images and ideas from contemporary science, the play extends the psychological and narrative conventions of realistic theatre.
Playwrights Canada Press
John Mighton is a mathematician, author, playwright, and the founder of JUMP Math, a successful school program designed to tutor children who are having difficulties in maths. He has written a book based on his experiences with JUMP, “The Myth of Ability: Nurturing Mathematical Talent in Every Child”, published by House of Anansi Press. Mighton completed a PhD in Mathematics at the University of Toronto and has lectured at McMaster University. He held an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship for research in graph theory and knot theory at the Fields Institute and is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Toronto.
Mighton’s plays “Scientific Americans”, “Possible Worlds”, “A Short History of Night”, “Body and Soul”, “The Little Years”, and “Half Life” have been performed across Canada, as well as in Europe, Japan, and the United States, and have won several national awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for “Possible Worlds” and “A Short History of Night” in 1992 and for “Half Life” in 2005.