Stanislaw Lem’s famous novel “Solaris” has been adapted for the stage. One of Seattle Times’ 6 Most Anticipated Theatre Productions, the new play by David Grieg is directed by Gus Menary (“The Murder of Roger Ackroyd” 2022, “Beowulf” 2022, “The Mandala of Sherlock Holmes” 2021).
“Solaris” is a haunting story of love and loneliness on the edge of space that asks the big question: What happens when humans encounter, for the first time, a truly alien intelligence?
For the scientists aboard the space station orbiting Solaris, the strange new planet is a manifestation of their life’s work – a dream come true. To explore an unknown world, learn its nature and design, discover its secrets – isn’t this the meaning of life? But as their mission forces them to confront their own unexplored grief and pain, science proves woefully inadequate, and they must each decide for themselves where the true boundaries to reality lie… and whether the ghosts from their pasts will help or hinder them in building humanity’s future.
This 1961 novel is a heady science fiction gem that suggests that the real final frontier might just be the hazy place where memory and reality intertwine. This heartfelt (and sometimes hair-raising) story presents a message about the dangers of intrusion into the realms of the unknown.
The play is 2 hours and 30 minutes (with a 15-min intermission) and is rated 15+.
Tickets $23.50 to 63.50
More: Learn more here: https://book-it.org/events/solaris/