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a million billion pieces

a million billion pieces

By David James Brock
By (composer) Gareth Williams
Subjects: Ontario Playwrights, Theatre for Young Audiences, Coming of Age, Death, Grief & Loss, Dating & Sex, By Age — 15–18
Casting: 2 f, 2 m
Duration: 70 minutes
Imprint: Playwrights Canada Press
Paperback : 9780369103352, 128 pages, March 2022
Expected to ship: 2022-03-08

Description

It’s time to make every moment count.

Sixteen-year-olds Pria and Theo—or as they know each other online, the aspiring opera singer PriaSoprano and outer-space aficionado Eagle19—have decided to have sex. There’s just one catch… they both have life-threatening genetic disorders that may cause them to explode from one another’s touch. But they won’t know what will happen until they try. Sick of being told what to do their whole lives, they rebel against their reality and meet at a motel. But while Pria is more or less accepting of her fate, Theo has hopes for the future, and what was planned as a simple meeting becomes much more intimate as they open up about their experiences. The fate of their lives comes down to one decision…

This teen romance space opera explores our willingness to live, what it means to belong, and the necessity of emotional and physical relationships.

Reviews

“This show uniquely captures the intensity and anticipation of teenage relationships.”

- Sarah Siddiqui, Mooney on Theatre

“Operatic voices woven into a teen-focused play is not what you would expect, right? But if you consider the emotions of loneliness, sadness, hope, and excitement involved, the style seems very fitting.”

- Sonya Davidson, Toronto Guardian