Did you miss this Governor General Award winning play in 2014?

solved shotsIt Is Solved By Walking by Catherine Banks with Ruth Lawrence & Hugh

HomeFirst Productions in Halifax and White Rooster Theatre in St. John’s
teamed up to co-produce this stunning piece, directed by Mary Vingoe.  Here’s a short trailer:

“It Is Solved By Walking is as remote from straightforward drama as the
sun is from the moon…” –Elissa Barnard

Written by two-time GG winner Catherine Banks, 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 startling imagery.

“…but for those who love a stiff martini of poetry, passion, thought, the
creative life, invention in theatre and a literary book, it’s a must.” –Elissa

The Coast, Halifax
Much of the play has to do with two seemingly opposing forces in Margaret’s life:
sex (And here, Lawrence’s beautiful performance captures both the ecstasy and
banality of the act), which grounds her, and poetry, which allows her to soar…
Lovely and uplifting. —Kate Watson

Chronicle-Herald, Halifax
The 90-minute play, steeped in poetry and a woman’s life, is theatre as literature.
It is non-linear, poetic, beautiful, intriguing and brave… raw and painful.
Director Mary Vingoe has an elegant, pure vision for It Is Solved by Walking. The
set design by Sue LePage is spare and minimal…The elegant design is also built
on Ingrid Risk’s thematic lighting and (Nick) Bottomley’s sound with Paul Cram’s
original music. —Elissa Barnard

The Telegram, St. John’s
A cerebral, sensual and very classy play. —Gordon Jones

Having already traveled from Halifax to St. John’s, this show is built for easy
touring with a small cast and technical crew.

If you missed it, we now invite you to see a live recording of the entire show, as a way to
preview it for consideration in your upcoming seasons. Contact us for more details at