Short Plays on Climate Change to be presented Dec. 3

Perseverance Theatre, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will present “A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3. This is a free event.

“A Pain in the Crevasse” is Juneau’s contribution to Climate Change Theatre Action. 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.” Playwrights include Elyne Quan, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Andrea Lepcio, Neil LaBute, Arthur Kopit, Colleen Murphy, and August Murphy-King.

Audiences should come dressed for the weather, as the short play readings will be outside at the pavilion at the Mendenhall Glacier. Blankets and hot beverages will be available for attendees. A post-show panel discussion with glaciologists and Juneau climate-change experts will be held inside the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

CCTA aims to raise awareness and foster discussion about climate change worldwide during November and December through the medium of performance. Initiated by NoPassport, The Arctic Cycle, and Theatre Without Borders, Climate Change Theatre Action supports the United Nations 2015 Paris Climate Conference, which takes place Nov. 30 – Dec. 11. The cast includes performers from Juneau.

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