Jonathan Spector
Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CST

by Jonathan Spector
directed by Margot Bordelon**
featuring Calvin Lee Adams, Bernard White*, Amelia Workman*

A psychology professor's search for his missing wife launches us on a time-hopping fugue, weaving together the stories of Stalin's daughter defecting to America, the son of a white supremacist growing to doubt the beliefs he was raised with, and the secret despair of becoming an accidental killer. In This Much I Know, Jonathan Spector takes us on an explosively theatrical interrogation of how we make decisions, how we change our minds, and how much responsibility we bear for the things we do not control.

From Jonathan:

I’ve been obsessed for years with Daniel Kahneman's book Thinking, Fast and Slow, and the idea that part of our brain is basically a machine for making associative connections. From the first time I read it, I had an instinct that it held some kind of dramatic potential, and that was the initial spark of this play. 

Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series

Ruth Easton New Play readings are free and online. Readings are accessible to people with vision loss. Large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request other accommodations, please contact Jasmine Johnson at or (612) 332-7481.


The Ruth Easton New Play Series is made possible by the support of the Ruth Easton Fund of the Edelstein Family Foundation


*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, the Playwrights’ Center, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
**Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society