It Is Solved by Walking by Catherine Banks
When Margaret learns of the death of her former husband, she recalls their earliest days together as Ph. D. candidates, beginning of a journey through her past. Told through the sensations of Wallace Steven's poem "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird", the subject of her uncompleted thesis, Margaret evokes beautiful, ordinary and painful sexual memories from before, after and during their marriage. Stevens, a guiding voice in her head for twenty-five years, cajoles Margaret into unearthing the reasons she never became the poet, scholar, wife or mother she thought she would be. Bold and poetic, It Is Solved by Walking, is an intimate portrait of a writer making her way back to poetry one step at a time.
Year Printed: 2012
First Produced: 2011 at Urban Curvz Theatre, Calgary, AB.
Running Time: 90 minutes
Male Cast: 1
Female Cast: 1