It Is Solved By Walking is framed by the American poet Wallace Stevens’ brilliant if enigmatic poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird. Tantalizingly surreal, the play is at its core the story of a woman determined to escape the prison of a failed marriage and reclaim her creativity. It Is Solved By Walking is full of passion, wit, grace, and sensuality.

This production was the Atlantic Canadian premiere of the Governor General Award winning script by Sambro playwright Catherine Banks.

A co-production with White Rooster Theatre, It Is Solved By Walking ran at the Neptune Scotiabank Studio Theatre in Halifax from October 1st- 5th and at LSPU in St. John’s from October 22nd- 26th 2014.


Ruth Lawrence as Margaret
Hugh Thompson as Wallace Stevens

Director- Mary Vingoe
Set and Costumes Designer- Sue LePage
Video and Sound Designer- Nick Bottomley
Lighting Designer and Stage Manager- Ingrid Risk
Composer- by Paul Cram
Choreographer- Alexis Milligan
Associate Producer (Halifax)- Karen Gross
Publicity (St. John’s)- Katie Butler


Hugh Thompson and Ruth Lawrence Photo by Nick Bottomley

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