Horse Trade Theater Group and IVP present the story of the women who defined the galaxy as we know it, and whose potential was as infinite as the stars they would discover. More…
How do you tell the story of a group of pioneering women in the field of astronomy? How do you tell a story that for so long went unheralded simply because the protagonists were women? How do you get an audience to pay attention to tedious work that bore fruitful results but lacked drama? You give them a spectacle. 'Insignificant' tells true stories of the women behind the stars and their astounding but uncelebrated triumphs in the field of astronomy. Sarcastic and defiantly unconventional, 'Insignificant' reminds us that women have to break all the rules to make history.
"The overt theatricality of the piece is not just limited to this Tom Stoppard, 'Arcadia'-esque commingling of past and present, either...It is the language of 'Insignificant' that really makes the play larger than life...Given its immense potential, one can only hope that this is just the first stop on the journey of Sean Michael Welch's bold new play. Infinite Variety Productions has put together a treat for anyone who likes their theater to be as educational as it is entertaining." Full Review
"The company’s goal of illuminating the importance of these forgotten astronomers is laudable, but the playwright’s ambition in this respect unfortunately seems to distract him from creating a compelling drama. All of the characters are mouthpieces rather than people, and as a result, the play stutters and circles without ever achieving the kind of flowing narrative that arises from allowing characters to be propelled by their goals." Full Review