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Weekend Passport: Set In Space, 'Pilgrims' Explores Colonization And Conquest

Worldview leaves earth for this installment of Weekend Passport. 

We speak with playwright, Claire Kiechel, about her new play Pilgrims, which is set on a spacecraft on its way to colonize a newly discovered planet. The play follows a soldier and teenage girl cohabitating in the spacecraft cabin. Both have traumatic pasts and learn to cope and heal on their way to becoming pilgrims on a new planet. 

We're also joined by Michael Thornton, artistic director of The Gift Theatre, where Pilgrims is showing.

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