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The Weight of Everything We Know
June 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
This production is a full circle moment for Maule, who worked on the play when the manuscript was selected for the competitive 2022 N.C. Playwrights Lab held at Theatre Raleigh last summer. The lab is a premiere, professional program for developing new works by N.C. playwrights.
“From the moment you type ‘end of play,’ every playwright dreams of getting a world premiere production at a world-class theatre,” Maule said. “To have ‘The Weight of Everything We Know’ produced by a theatre as beloved and accomplished as Theatre Raleigh is a dream come true. I could not be more excited about the team that’s bringing my script to life.”
Maule’s romantic comedy centers on the scientific shift in May 2019 to base a kilogram’s mass on mathematical precision instead of physical weight. That shift was a breakthrough in human knowledge but a complete disaster for Lucia and Darrow, a couple on a Bumble date. “When I read about the kilogram changing mass, I knew there was a great dramatic premise there,” Maule said. “Here was a breakthrough that would upend everything for scientists, and leave others puzzled and wondering if they needed a new scale. So what if this all happened while a scientist and a non-science type were falling in love? How do you deal with the entire universe changing while you’re on a first date?”