Show Details THE HOW AND THE WHY

Written By:
Sarah Treem

Directed By:
Suzan Fete

Approximate Run Time:
90 Minutes

October 21 - November 13, 2022

About the Play

Two biologists meet on the eve of a prestigious conference. But the two women aren’t quite strangers. They share a complex and mysterious bond.

The up-and-coming evolutionary biologist wrestles for the truth with the established leader in the field. The older woman has earned fame for her work on the Grandmother hypothesis. The younger wants to present a radical new hypothesis to explain why human females menstruate while most mammals do not. The play deals with the workings of science and its impact on the personal lives of women scientists.

This intimate and keenly perceptive play explores the difficult choices faced by women of every generation.

Evolution and emotions collide in this smart and compelling play about science, family and destiny. 

About the Playwright

Sarah Treem

Sarah Treem, an American TV writer-producer and playwright, is the co-creator and showrunner of the Showtime drama "The Affair," which won the Golden Globe Award for Outstanding Drama Series. She was a writer and co-executive producer on the inaugural season of "House of Cards," nominated for nine Golden Globes, including Outstanding Drama Series. She also wrote on all three seasons of the HBO series "In Treatment."

REVIEWS

“A moving portrait of a woman meeting with equanimity an unexpected, often painful series of questions about the choices she made in the past.” 

- New York Times

“Sarah Treem’s play brims with ideas and emotional colors that eddy and refract like rivulets in a lively plunging stream.” 

- The Washington Post

The Artists

DIRECTOR .................................................. Suzan Fete
PRODUCTION MANAGER......................... Bailey Wegner
ASST. PRODUCTION MANAGER
STAGE MANAGER
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
LIGHTING DESIGN
SCENIC DESIGN
SOUND DESIGN
COSTUME DESIGN
WARDROBE SUPERVISOR
INTIMACY COORDINATOR
DECK CHIEF
MASTER ELECTRICIAN
BOARD OPERATOR
HOUSE MANAGERS

*Member of Actors' Equity Association
** Member of the United Scenic Artists of America

How Why Final

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