This story answers the 13.77-billion-year-old question: What's FAMILY and how IS it EVERYTHING?
ELLIPSES is a universal musical that stars the Galaxy family and their dog Gravity as they sing and dance their way out of a family tragedy, known as the Big Bang. It is an adaptation of this theory. The plot chronicles the events leading up to the Big Bang and ends with the theoretical end of the Universe (Big Crunch). ELLIPSES packs many coming-of-age themes from adulthood, family dynamics, generations, mortality, and the passage of time. David Quang Pham manifested ELLIPSES as an astrophysics undergrad and crafted ELLIPSES during his apprenticeship at Working Title Playwrights, Atlanta.
“Leaving the theater, you’re left with an understanding of the beauty of nothingness. Nothingness is an opportunity to create anything.”Lillian MeiznerArts Independent · Review
“The play got me thinking about my / our place in the Universe - you can't get more epic than that.”Hank KimmelBoard President of WTP and the Alliance for Jewish Theatre · Website
“I love stories about families and yours is truly the most unique I've seen.”John MabeyAward-Winning Playwright · Website · New Play Exchange
“I absolutely love this idea. The idea about a universe that’s a family drama… How incredible is that… It’s very unique and very original.”Paul GordonBroadway Composer-Lyricist · Website
“The humor and sibling rivalry/politics is a strength of the piece overall.”Emily McClainAward-Winning Theatremaker · New Play Exchange