We are looking for a space inspired by planetariums. The experience of the show should include surprising and striking shifts and moods. Settings include period parlors, an ocean liner, and rooms where photographic plates from a telescope are analyzed. None of these need to be nor likely should be naturalistic. As a set designer, I would like the space to promote the same sort of movement by the actors that would be present in any of those spaces. A piano has a shape and size and quality to it that affects the motion of the people around it. There is a beauty and significance to this specific period for science. Though we wish to push the themes of this piece outward, I would like to maintain a visual foundation or at least an echo of where the written work is anchored.

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