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Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven

Reina Hardy
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Annie Jump is a 13-year-old science genius whose alien-obsessed father is the laughingstock of Strawberry, KS. One night in August, a meteor falls, and Annie meets Althea, an intergalactic supercomputer that manifests itself in the form of a mean girl with really great hair. Althea's here to help Annie take humanity from the earth to the stars, but being the Chosen One isn't all glory. What is Althea hiding? And what will Annie have to sacrifice to fulfill her destiny? A play for all audiences about finding your place in the universe and intelligent life in your neighborhood.

Production Info

Cast: 5 total (3 female, 2 male, plus offstage voices)
Full Length Comedy (about 90 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Contemporary Costumes
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Press Quotes

“A masterpiece of deft, taut, economical writing. Hardy introduces, defines and develops characters with laser-like precision, creating sympathetic, likable folks the audience can't help caring about and a fast-moving and engaging story with a good dose of humor.” —Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Showrunners take note. Hardy … takes the best elements of contemporary cultural references, social media, and pop science and turns them into something more than the sum of those parts — an out-of-this-world, all-ages celebration of nerdiness, empowerment, and love.” —DC Theatre Scene

“An adventure that takes you to the very edge of existence and back … An intimate story about the potential that lies in all of us… you’ll find yourself stargazing.” —, DC

“The cool thing about Hardy’s script is how it falls in the in-between. The journey of Annie Jump would mean as much to a teen as it would a grown-up, and we need more theater like that. ANNIE JUMP AND THE LIBRARY OF HEAVEN aims to bridge the gap in theater-going age groups and link up fresh, youthful audiences to that mysterious, perhaps-undiscovered universe of the stage.” —, MKE

“… positively jaw-dropping … It's not often that science fiction makes it to a local stage. Thanks to Hardy and Renaissance, the genre is ushered to the Broadway Theatre Center with wonder, respect and a great deal of genuine emotion.” —The Small Stage

“Playwright Reina Hardy writes with economy and authority. She is an excellent storyteller who has the audience rooting for Annie and her father throughout the production … A show like this doesn't come along all that often.” —

About the Author


  • Reina Hardy

    Reina Hardy is a playwright. Her plays, which usually contain magic and sometimes contain science, have been seen across the country, including at Rorschach Theatre in DC, the Vortex in Austin, and the NNPN National New Play Showcase. She's a Michener Fellow, winner of the KCACTF TYA Prize, finalist for the Terrence McNally Prize and the recipient of an Interact 20/20 Commission. She can make things happen with her mind.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 12/1/2021
Pages 66
ISBN 9780881459135

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

by Renaissance Theaterworks in Milwaukee in April 2019.

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


5/15/2023 – 5/15/2023
Montana Repertory Theatre
Missoula, MT


10/19/2022 – 10/21/2022
Felix Varela Senior High
Miami, FL