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"the how and the why" by sarah treem

Directed by Tanya Mathivanan

November 13th- 17th 2018

Studio 1398 on Granville Island

From Sarah Treem, writer of HBO’s "House of Cards" and "In Treatment", comes a thought-provoking play about science, family, and the difficult choices that women face. Rachel, a promising young Grad Student in Evolutionary Biology visits Zelda, a world-renowned scientist and pioneer of the field. When Rachel posits a radical new hypothesis to explain why women menstruate, Zelda's own ground-breaking work, the 'Grandmother Hypothesis', is challenged. As the two brilliant women spar over their contrary views on evolution, feminism and generational divides, the ulterior motives surrounding their intense meeting slowly begin to unravel…

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