A couple discusses whether it’s ethical to have children. Scientists try to bioengineer a new coral reef. A pilot spreads acid in the atmosphere. The last frog of its kind calls into the abyss for a mate.
Scenes from the Climate Era isn’t just a conversation about climate change, it’s a dizzying stream of them, snapping from absurd comedy to blistering rage to deep vulnerability. Set in the past, the present and a possible future, they’re personal snapshots of the biggest story in human history.
This scorching work by Australian playwright David Finnigan, the son of a climate scientist, offers glimpses of hope for humanity in our collective power to affect change. But time is no longer "running out", he says. It’s simply passing.
“I was raised to live in a world that was a certain way. That world no longer exists. Now we’re starting to take stock of the world we actually live in, and it means rethinking everything.”
A co-production by Auckland Theatre Company and Silo Theatre, Scenes from the Climate Era is a collective call to action of the greatest urgency. You won’t be able to look away.
“An intelligent, affecting and deeply human play on the most urgently all-impacting issue of our time” - Time Out
Auckland Theatre Company and Silo Theatre
Director - Jason Te Kare
Design - Jane Hakaraia, Nati Pereira, Leon Radojkovic
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