Girl Becomes Bone

Girl Becomes Bone is about religion. In the future. In outer space. It’s a human play about the unknown. It’s also about trust, love and believing with every fiber of your existence. Set on a distant future planet where Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem’s Duino Elegies are the seminal religious text, a young woman – also named Rainer - commits to the ultimate expression of faith; to return to a dead Earth and audio...
Girl Becomes Bone is about religion. In the future. In outer space. It’s a human play about the unknown. It’s also about trust, love and believing with every fiber of your existence. Set on a distant future planet where Rainer Maria Rilke’s poem’s Duino Elegies are the seminal religious text, a young woman – also named Rainer - commits to the ultimate expression of faith; to return to a dead Earth and audio record reflections on the Elegies while self-mummifying. Rainer’s mother’s own failed attempt twenty-six years prior left her feeling abandoned and betrayed. Will Rainer’s own faithless journey bring her peace or will she too disintegrate into Earth’s dust?
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Girl Becomes Bone

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  • Matt Barbot:
    24 Apr. 2017
    A bracing story of the things we hold sacred, and the things we can't take with us.
  • David Hansen:
    17 Apr. 2017
    This story of human inhabitants on an alien world who have been unable to emotionally and psychologically leave their abandoned planet of origin behind is a fascinating and emotionally satisfying rumination on the way we use religion to attempt (and often fail) to make sense of inexplicable loss. Highly recommended.

Development History

  • Workshop
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    Pipeline Theatre Company
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    2016