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The Opportunities of Extinction

From 6 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Slow

About the show

The Cherry Lane Mentor Project presents a new drama about navigating a world in crisis on multiple fronts, which asks, what does it mean to survive in the face of annihilation? More…

Mel and Arjun have embarked on a last-minute camping trip to take refuge from the brewing storm of their lives. Georgia is studying the impact of climate change on the imperiled Joshua tree. 'The Opportunities of Extinction' is part of the 20th season of Cherry Lane's Mentor Project, which pairs new writers with seasoned dramatists for a season of play development.

Member Reviews (6)


Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Relevant, Resonant, Slow
Avg Score

Absorbing, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant

See it if Strong cast & fluid direction by Iskandar illuminate Chanse's themes of continuum & identity Despite some ideology, author shows promise

Don't see it if Clash of environment vs technology plot often ponderous & strident Cosmic, vague new age closing feels unearned & portentious

Absorbing, Relevant, Resonant, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in seeing the work of an important emerging playwright early in her career.

Don't see it if you are looking for some light entertainment that won't ask you to think too much.

Also Playwright Sam Chance engages lots of hot topics. Among them: global w... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Cliched, Indulgent, Slow, Intelligent

See it if you like stories about couples coming to grips with their lives, plays about camping out in the woods, tales that offer hope amidst disaster

Don't see it if you don't like gentle slow-moving shows, plots about couples dissatisfied with their lives who have problems communicating

Great acting, Entertaining, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if All three actors were excellent. Story was unique and interesting. Set was simple but perfect, really brought you out to the desert.

Don't see it if You want to see a big show or musical.

Also Fun to see the first production of a new show like this. It was much b... Read more Read less

Thought-provoking, Relevant, Visionary metaphor in evolutionary time

See it if Stress can make a relationship stronger or fall apart faster just as global warming accelerates mass extinctions starting with Joshua trees.

Don't see it if You aren’t willing to take a chance on a new playwright.

Resonant, Sweet, Enjoyable, Thoughtful, Promising

See it if you like smart social commentary delivered by engaging characters, with memorable dialogue and monologues and a lot to ponder afterward.

Don't see it if you need pat answers about the world in your contemporary dramas, rather than open-ended admissions that things are scary and complicated.

Also I always give bonus points to a show where actors successfully complet... Read more Read less

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