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“A new play by the brilliant Karen Malpede…adds emotional drama and strangeness aplenty to the story of climate science." -David Swanson
Set in upstate New York during the record-hot summers of 2004 and 2012, the play pits brother against sister in a bitter debate about the future of the planet. In one corner is John Bjornson, a composite of famous climatologists. In the other is his twin sister, Jeanne, an energy spokeswoman married to a skeptical lobbyist. A wise child, an environmentalist and a frog complete the cast.
EXTREME WHETHER SOUNDTRACK written by Arthur Rosen
Theater Three Collaborative was wonderfully excited to take part in the Speed-Dating Scientists and Artists Event on November 6 at the Rauschenberg Gallery, co-sponsored by the Earth Institute, Columbia University, Marfa Dialogues and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
Thanks to the Human Impacts Institute for including us in Ten Days of Climate Action! A terrific evening at Columbia University on Sept. 23 with a wonderfully receptive and excited audience who were thrilled with our story:
A family divided by the fossil fuel industry as a climate scientist struggles to tell the truth about global warming, his daughter struggles to save the frogs, while his sister wants to frack, with this live reading of excerpts from the upcoming play from the award-winning Theater Three Collaborative.
We were asked: "When can this play come to Oklahoma? People would really resonate with this family story." We were told: "I loved the inter-generational, and inter-species relationships." "It's really, really good." We were asked: "What can we do about global warming?"
A Terrific Reading: Great Cast, Great Audience
"Readings are the only way to test drive a play. We've had three for "Extreme Whether". Last December at the Horticulture Society, the play was 20 minutes longer and half as funny. At Theater for the New City in April it still lacked a crucial relationship dynamic. Last week at The Cherry Lane, "Extreme Whether," driven by a wonderful cast, played with laughs, pathos and gasps as the stakes got higher. Thank you, each and all, who came to these readings and by your responses showed me how to knock this play into form. Finally, our audience is our best collaborator."--Karen Malpede
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