The following is courtesy of reader Mary Beaty of Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto. Ms. Beaty posted it in the comment section to a post and am copying it here as it deserves its own mention. This looks like a great production and I wish I were traveling to Toronto in the next month.
Passe Muraille’s production of the De Chardin Project opens (previews) this Thursday, November 20 and runs until Dec 15.
“The De Chardin Project is about Jesuit priest, scientist and philosopher Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955). De Chardin, suffering a cerebral hemorrhage finds himself beyond the phenomenal world in an encounter with an enigmatic guide who leads him on the ultimate adventure: the excavation of himself.
A paleontologist, geologist, teacher, philosopher, mystic, theologian, and Jesuit priest, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin was a man of many talents and interests. Born in the Auvergne region of central France, Teilhard worked and studied in Egypt, England, and France, served as a stretcher-bearer in World War I, earned his doctorate from the Sorbonne, and became well-known for his views on the compatibility of evolution and theology. His writings on this issue challenged the historicity of Adam and Eve as well as the traditional understanding of Original Sin and were censored by the Roman Catholic Church, which exiled him to China in 1923. Condemned and exiled, Jesuit Pierre Teilhard de Chardin crossed continents searching for the missing link. His groundbreaking discoveries in human evolution transcended barriers between Faith and Science.
Winner of the DORA MAVOR MOORE AWARD for OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY (Independent Division), this play by Adam Seybold features Stratford star Maev Beaty and award-winning actor Cyrus Lane. It is directed by Alan Dilworth, winner of the prestigious Christopher Plummer Award.
There are more details about the piece on the theatre website.