June 17 – July 9, 2023
Previews: June 14-16
“It is an ocean. An ocean made of nothing we know.”
For the scientists aboard the space station orbiting Solaris, the strange new planet is a manifestation of their life’s work – a dream come true. To explore an unknown world, learn its nature and design, discover its secrets – isn’t this the meaning of life? But as their mission forces them to confront their own unexplored grief and pain, science proves woefully inadequate, and they must each decide for themselves where the true boundaries to reality lie… and whether the ghosts from their pasts will help or hinder them in building humanity’s future.
Why We Chose This Work: And this feels like the perfect time to connect to ourselves to this work. Thrilling, scary, heartfelt, and with a prescient message about the dangers of intrusion into the realms of the unknown, Solaris is a science fiction masterpiece to be enjoyed by science fiction fans and skeptics alike.
For Fans Of: Arrival by Ted Chiang, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin, 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke
Content Warning: suicide, murder, blood, self-harm, substance use, child death, psychological trauma, intimate physical contact, strong language, mentions of cancer, threats of physical violence, descriptions of drowning, depiction of an anxiety attack, themes of colonization