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Runs from Saturday May 25 2024 to Saturday May 25 2024

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 10 minutes


Chester Playhouse
22 Pleasant Street
Chester NS B0J 1J0

Event Notes

× A beautiful, moving, and heartfelt play, A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky takes place in an astronomy class, and moves through music, memory, and magic to teach us about what we can see from our tiny place in the universe.

This playful and touching play invites the audience to join a nighttime Astronomy class, taught by eclectic high school teacher Albertine and her awkward, yet earnest child, Léo. Inviting the audience to enjoy the night sky, learn about the universe, and sing a capella songs together, the play is an hour-long piece of magic that is simultaneously heartbreaking, uplifting, and full of joy.

This new Villain's Theatre production was written by Colleen MacIsaac with music by Jenny Trites, directed by Garry Williams, and starring Rooks Field-Green and Geneviève Steele, A Beginner’s Guide to the Night Sky has been called a “triumph” (Wayves Magazine), and “an enchanting play…deeply moving” (NS Reviews).

Watch a trailer for the show HERE!

** This play offers a content warning for attendees who wish to hear more about the experience.
To view it, please click HERE . A printed version will be available to view in person at the event.

Adults - $30 plus taxes & fees
Youth (under 20) - $15 plus taxes & fees
Reserved Seating
Run time: 70 min (No Intermission)

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