How Small, How Far Away


It is the second week of summer 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. On Monday a military translator returns home from Afghanistan to news of a family crisis. On Friday his sister will host a surprise welcome-home party. In the meantime, ordinary life happens: he revisits old haunts, catches up with his best friend, meets a schoolteacher from Texas and thinks about buying a shirt. Created with Cleveland-based playwright Mike Geither, How Small, How Far Away is about the simple, vital human connections that make up our day-to-day.
Originally titled The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions, How Small, How Far Away had its premiere run in April 2013 at the Neptune Studio Theatre and, after a period of revision and revamped design, toured to Cleveland in 2015. Zuppa is pleased to present this new version of the show for four nights only, from April 28th to May 1st, 2016.
Praise for The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions (How Small, How Far Away):
“a remarkably intimate and gentle show set in Halifax today. It’s visually stunning . . . The storytelling is inventive and magical.” – Elissa Barnard, The Chronicle Herald
“strong, warm performances, a thoroughly charming set . . . There’s plenty to like about this intimate and inventive piece.” – Kate Watson, The Coast, Halifax’s Weekly
“The dynamics between the characters are so rich, wordlessly complex, intense and fascinating.” – Amanda Campbell, TWISI.

 An International Co-Production with The NEOMFA and Playwrights Local 4181 of Cleveland, Ohio. How Small, How Far Away is sponsored by: Armbrae Academy, Fred and Elizabeth Fountain, The Craig Foundation, Dee Dee’s Ice Cream, and Atlantic News


Written by Mike Geither with Zuppa Theatre Co.
Alice – Susan Leblanc-Crawford*
Frances – Ben Stone*
Martin – Stewart Legere
Robin – Katie Dorian
Director – Alex McLean
Tiny houses designed and built by Katherine and Mike Ryan
Video design– Vojin Vasovic
Lighting design – Jessica Lewis
Original music – Jason Michael MacIsaac
Sound Design / Collaborating Artistic Technician – Brian Riley
Costume design – Leesa Hamilton
Set Construction –  Nick Hyne
Poster Designer – Colleen MacIsaac


Current Productions

April 28th – May 1st, 2016

The David Mack. Murray Studio (Studio One) Dalhousie Arts Centre

Halifax, Nova Scotia

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