The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions


Created with Cleveland-based playwright Mike Geither, The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions follows a military translator as he returns to Halifax from Afghanistan to news of a family crisis. But then ordinary life happens: he revisits old haunts, catches up with family and friends, meets a schoolteacher from Texas and buys a new shirt. Framed by the trauma of large-scale conflict on one side, and personal loss on the other, unremarkable events take on great significance. The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions is a poetic, visually arresting theatrical mediation on life’s “spaces in between”.

The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions reunites Zuppa Co-Artistic Directors Ben Stone, Susan Leblanc-Crawford and Alex McLean for the first time since the Merritt Award-winning Five Easy Steps (to the end of the world).

Supported by: The Canada Council for the Arts, The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, Dee Dees Ice Cream, The Brooklyn Warehouse, Armbrae Academy, Fraser & Hoyt, Allianz Insurance, Premiere Mortgage CentreVillage Sound, The Halliburton, The Urban Barn

Praise for The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions
“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.


The Attaining Gigantick Dimensions was written and co-created by Mike Geither with Zuppa Theatre Co.

Alice – Susan Leblanc-Crawford*
Frances – Ben Stone*
Martin – Stewart Legere
Robin – Katie Dorian

Director – Alex McLean
Set Designer – Katherine Jenkins-Ryan
Video Designer – Vojin Vasovic
Lighting Designer – Jessica Lewis
Costume Designer – Leesa Hamilton
Composers – Jason Michael MacIsaac and David Christensen
Sound Designer / Collaborating Artistic Technician – Brian Riley
Car and Plane Designer – Chris Foster

Administrator – Kayleigh Sheehan
Poster Designer – Stephen Bishop

* appears with the permission of the Canadian Actors’ Equity Association


October 9 – 10 2015
The Helen Theatre
Cleveland, Ohio, USA


Past Productions

April 12 – 21, 2013
Neptune Theatre’s Scotiabank Studio
Halifax, Nova Scotia


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