A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change
A collaboration between Perseverance Theatre, University of Alaska Southeast and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Perseverance Theatre, the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS), and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center present A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change at 7pm, Thursday, December 3 at the Mendenhall Glacier. This is a free event.
Come dressed for the weather, as the play readings will be outside at the pavilion at the Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau, Alaska. Blankets and hot beverages will be available for attendees. Warm up inside the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center for a post-show panel discussion with glaciologists and Juneau climate-change experts.
A Pain in the Crevasse is Juneau’s contribution to Climate Change Theatre Action (CCTA). CCTA is a worldwide event bringing playwrights from all parts of the world to write short plays specifically on the topic of climate change. Perseverance Theatre and UAS have selected six of these short plays for A Pain in the Crevasse. Some pieces are comedic, some are serious, and all are entertaining and thought-provoking. Playwrights include Elyne Quan, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Andrea Lepcio, Neil LaBute, Arthur Kopit, Colleen Murphy, and August Murphy-King.
CCTA aims to raise awareness and foster discussion about climate change worldwide during November and December 2015 through the medium of performance. Initiated by NoPassport, The Artic Cycle, and Theatre Without Borders, Climate Change Theatre Action supports the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21), which takes place November 30 – December 11, 2015.
Hot beverages will be provided.
For more information, contact Perseverance Theatre at 907-364-2421.