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Experiment 1: Why?

Created by the Ensemble
Directed by Sarah Bannister

Online ticket sales end a couple of hours before the start of the performance. Online ticket sales for Saturday performances end Friday afternoon. Tickets are available at the door, unless this webpage mentions a specific performance as sold out.

Door sales at cSPACE are cash only.

May 23-26 at 12 and 7 p.m. in the Reeve Theatre
May 30-June 2 at 12 and 7 p.m. in cSPACE King Edward Studio Theatre

Sold out performances: May 25 at 12 p.m.
Only a few seats left: May 25 and 26 at 7 p.m.

Adults: $21, Students/Seniors: $16

Recommended age is 10+
Please note: there are only 25 tickets available per performance.
Claim Your Seat tickets may not be available for each performance.

Why do we stop asking “why?” Children are curious about their world and want to learn about anything and everything that interests them. Where does that curiosity go when we grow older? Can it be reignited?

Designed to reignite curiosity and wonder about the natural world in adults, this performance immerses the audience in an extraordinary - if unusual - experiment. Over the course of one hour, the audience is invited to explore new territory, help solve challenges, and discover new perspectives as the characters learn about their environment, their abilities, and themselves.

Additional information

  • This performance is immersive. You will be seated on rolling chairs on the stage and be instructed on where and when to move during the performance.
  • Your direct participation will be required at times.
  • You can leave your coats and bags in secure areas in both venues. Due to safety requirements with rolling chairs, you cannot keep your belongings with you during the performance, as there is nowhere to safely store them on stage.

Group discounts and extras

If a group would like to purchase all 25 seats for a particular performance, they can purchase them at a reduced rate of $400 for all 25 seats. We are also offering special 2 p.m. performances for groups on any week-day performance (Wednesday-Friday) if they purchase all 25 seats.

There is also the option to have a talk-back session with the cast after the performance. There is no additional cost for the talk-back, but as this show is part of a larger thesis research project, the talkback session will be audio-recorded and require participants to sign a consent form (available upon request).

If you are interested in either of these options, please contact sarah.bannister@ucalgary.ca AND foh@theatreservices.ca, or call 403.220.4901