‘There’s none on this or any other planet I trust so much as you.’
‘I feel the same… No single soul does know me like you do.’
Lily (an engineer) and her husband Jasper (a tech billionaire who founded the company they both work for) have spent more than a decade building their life together. But on the night of their tenth wedding anniversary, a secret long hidden shakes the foundation of their relationship. Now they must attempt to find common ground through urgent discussion about the climate crisis, misogyny in the workplace, and the impact of colonisation.
Strange Orbits is a debut play by Carly Hendricks, a former SpaceX engineer. Inspired by personal experience, classical theatre, and cinematic sci-fi, it explores the limits of romantic love when misaligned values are revealed. Passion, ambition, idealism, and ego all play a role as Lily and Jasper navigate tectonic shifts in their assumed reality. As their professional and personal lives intertwine, we get a glimpse into the privileged lives of technologists doing what they believe is best for the greater good.
What would you do if all you thought you knew was suddenly ripped out from under you?
Latecomers may not be admitted. Please arrive in good time for the start time of 19:45.
Under 18s are not permitted into the theatre for this performance.
No re-admittance once the performance has commenced. Refunds and exchanges are not available.