From the Tony Award-winning writer of “Memphis,” the
popular “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change,” and the beloved “Over the
River and Through the Woods,” comes a very different story by Joe DiPietro.
Science and Faith collide, in this provocative new play
about Claire, a docent at a natural history museum. She and her husband are
raising an autistic daughter who is now sixteen years old. In seeking
answers to help connect with her daughter, Claire develops a newfound
spirituality. Her burgeoning spirituality has a big bang effect on her job,
her friendships, her marriage, and her autistic daughter, and not all of the
effects seem positive.
The play poses the question “What kind of victory is
it when Claire can say that she has gained her faith, but may lose her
family, her job, and best friend in the process?” The play becomes a
powerful supernova of ideas, decisions, and consequences that may have
audiences discussing the story long after the performance ends.
“Creating Claire soberly considers the missing
link between faith and science... [it] focuses more on Claire’s growing faith
and its effect upon her marriage than upon hotly debating the issues.” –
“Awfully well done...” – The New York Times.
“...engrossing and provocative...” – CurtainUp.