John Mighton

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Plays by John Mighton

The Little Years

Playwrights Canada Press
Type: Text

Kate possesses the makings of a gifted mathematician with an enthusiasm for exploring the mysteries of space and time. But this is the 1950s and women are routinely laughed out of scientific circles. Besides, every family has its star, and Kate's brother already holds that distinction. Hindered by prejudices against women, Kate is confined to a life of unfulfilling jobs, leading her to become bitter and unhappy. The Little Years confronts the impact of chauvinism and explores the nature of fame, the value of art, and the passing of time.

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John Mighton’s plays have been performed across Canada, as well as in Europe, Japan and the United States. He is the recipient of several national awards, including the Elinore & Lou Siminovitch Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award for Possible Worlds & A Short History of Night and most recently Half Life. John Mighton holds an MA in philosophy from McMaster University and a PhD. in mathematics from the University of Toronto. He is currently a Fellow of the Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences.