The Little Years follows Kate over the course of 45 years from her youth, filled with creative ideas about time and space, but quashed by a rigid system into which she does not fit, into her adult years, empty with disappointment and bitterness. John Mighton’s own experience with the education system has shaped much of his literary and mathematical career. “I’m hoping that the play will also bring some attention to the work we’re doing with kids so that they won’t have the same experience as Kate. Because it’s still happening, kids feeling that they can’t do something or don’t have the potential to succeed. I think that is a great tragedy.” The Little Years is an opportunity to explore our ideas of time and space, the intersection of art and science, our hopes for the future and the unexpected ways we inspire each other.
Author's Agent: Great North Artists Management, 350 Dupont Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5R 1V9
The Little Years premiered at Theatre Passe Muraille, Toronto, November 1995 as part of the Why Theatre Conference. This version was commissioned by The Stratford Shakespeare Festival where it received its World Premiere in 2011. Des McAnuff, Artistic Director; Antoni Cimolino, General Director.
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