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 Centre, Village 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.