David Wolber
Director, Actor, Artistic Director, and Sometimes Gardener
 “Director David Wolber strikes the perfect tonal balance between these two very different women who are not only related by blood, but by their passion for knowledge and science.” - Jenn McKee,  Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor

The How and the Why by Sarah Treem

Theatre NOVA
Ann Arbor, MI
February 1-24, 2019

 “Director David Wolber strikes the perfect tonal balance between these two very different women who are not only related by blood, but by their passion for knowledge and science.” - Jenn McKee,  Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor

“Director David Wolber strikes the perfect tonal balance between these two very different women who are not only related by blood, but by their passion for knowledge and science.” - Jenn McKee, Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor

 “Director David Wolber has done justice to Treem’s tight, compelling script while highlighting the talents of two amazing actresses.” - Kym Reinstadler,  EncoreMichigan.com

“Director David Wolber has done justice to Treem’s tight, compelling script while highlighting the talents of two amazing actresses.” - Kym Reinstadler, EncoreMichigan.com

 “It’s a beautiful thing when a play not only passes the Bechdel test with flying colors but offers an intellectually satisfying evening of theater, too.  …an intellectually satisfying evening of theater” - Jenn McKee,  Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor

“It’s a beautiful thing when a play not only passes the Bechdel test with flying colors but offers an intellectually satisfying evening of theater, too. …an intellectually satisfying evening of theater” - Jenn McKee, Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor



 “Theatre Nova’s ‘The How and Why’ is “riveting” …superb and richly layered drama… Don’t miss it. …impassioned, crackling dialogue between Zelda (Diane Hill) and Rachel (Sayre Fox) render the subject matter riveting. You’ll leave the theatre surprised that almost two hours have passed and eager to learn more about the real-life scientific theories upon which Zelda’s and Rachel’s hypotheses are based.” - Kym Reinstadler,  EncoreMichigan.com

“Theatre Nova’s ‘The How and Why’ is “riveting” …superb and richly layered drama… Don’t miss it. …impassioned, crackling dialogue between Zelda (Diane Hill) and Rachel (Sayre Fox) render the subject matter riveting. You’ll leave the theatre surprised that almost two hours have passed and eager to learn more about the real-life scientific theories upon which Zelda’s and Rachel’s hypotheses are based.” - Kym Reinstadler, EncoreMichigan.com



 “At one point in  The How and the Why , Treem’s characters discuss the fact that while many people are content with simply knowing and understanding the “how” of things, scientists are those driven to uncover the often trickier answers to “why.”  Writers and storytellers have this same impulse, I would argue. And though the way to elusive truths is almost always fraught and treacherous, as Rachel learns, the journey itself -- like  The How and the Why  -- ends up being a pretty thrilling adventure.” - Jenn McKee,  Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor

“At one point in The How and the Why, Treem’s characters discuss the fact that while many people are content with simply knowing and understanding the “how” of things, scientists are those driven to uncover the often trickier answers to “why.”  Writers and storytellers have this same impulse, I would argue. And though the way to elusive truths is almost always fraught and treacherous, as Rachel learns, the journey itself -- like The How and the Why -- ends up being a pretty thrilling adventure.” - Jenn McKee, Pulp: Arts Around Ann Arbor

 “It is a rare breed of artwork that manages to give equal weight to both science and people, and Sarah Treem, the playwright, managed this extraordinarily well. I thought a lot during the play about how resilient women are. Towards the end, Zelda has just revealed some very personal details and is, naturally, somewhat shaken up as a result. However, Rachel then begins to get anxious about something, so Zelda composes herself and puts her armor back to help Rachel. I see this tendency in real life, in the women around me and in myself, to make ourselves available for those we love even when we are facing our own difficulties.” -  Arts at Michigan review

“It is a rare breed of artwork that manages to give equal weight to both science and people, and Sarah Treem, the playwright, managed this extraordinarily well. I thought a lot during the play about how resilient women are. Towards the end, Zelda has just revealed some very personal details and is, naturally, somewhat shaken up as a result. However, Rachel then begins to get anxious about something, so Zelda composes herself and puts her armor back to help Rachel. I see this tendency in real life, in the women around me and in myself, to make ourselves available for those we love even when we are facing our own difficulties.” - Arts at Michigan review

   THE HOW AND THE WHY by  Sarah Treem   THEATRE NOVA ANN ARBOR, MI February 1-24, 2019  director - David Wolber  Zelda Kahn - Diane Hill Rachel Hardeman - Sayre Fox  Scenic Design - Forrest Hejkal Lighting Design - Daniel C. Walker Costume Design - Diane Hill Sound Design - Carla Milarch Stage Manager and Props - Alona Shewach  Photos by Golden Record Media Company

THE HOW AND THE WHY
by Sarah Treem

THEATRE NOVA
ANN ARBOR, MI
February 1-24, 2019

director - David Wolber

Zelda Kahn - Diane Hill
Rachel Hardeman - Sayre Fox

Scenic Design - Forrest Hejkal
Lighting Design - Daniel C. Walker
Costume Design - Diane Hill
Sound Design - Carla Milarch
Stage Manager and Props - Alona Shewach

Photos by Golden Record Media Company