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2071: The World We Will Leave Our Children

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Thought-provoking, Slow, Relevant, Ambitious, Intelligent

About the show

This topical drama asks: How has the climate changed in the past?  How is it changing now? How do we know? And what kind of a future do we want to create? More…

From the show:

Described as "Theatre that can change the world," this play addresses climate change through riveting personal and scientific accounts. Chris Rapley and Duncan Macmillan (1984) bring to life the horrors of CO2 emissions and what will happen to future generations if we do not act responsibly with regards to our planet.

Originally performed at the Royal Court in London in 2014 and now making its debut in the United States. A portion of proceeds from this play will be donated to, an organization dedicated to reversing climate change.

  This Production will be put on along with Episcopal Actor's Guild Open Stage Grant. All proceeds will be split between Ripple Effect Artists and the charitable programs of the Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG). EAG (est. 1923) is a charitable organization dedicated to helping NYC's professional performing artists “of all faiths, and none” who are experiencing financial crisis. Learn more at

Member Reviews (7)


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

Slow, Dry, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Intelligent

See it if You want to see a university lecture about climate change...very interesting but very full of facts and figures and short on show.

Don't see it if You expect a night of “theatre”. Other than the fact that this actor has memorized the lines of a lecture-this is a lecture-not theatre.

Also If you’ve seen An Inconvenient Truth this will just be a refresher cou... Read more Read less

Slow, Indulgent, Excruciating, Disappointing, Banal

See it if A play about climate change.

Don't see it if It's not really a play more about being talked to .it gives facts but no real dialogue.

Recitation, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if Inculcations of a recitation of the damage that we've done. Academic.

Don't see it if Bait and switch. Poster promises a play, but this is pure search-engine regurgitation. So easily to distance oneself from dire factoids.

Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if you want facts to back up the science of climate change

Don't see it if MAGA is your creed

Not theatrical, Resonant, Thought-provoking, Ambitious

See it if You care about climate change & environment. But this is more like an "talking" event, not a "play", no acting involved, but tons of facts.

Don't see it if You expect to see some acting.

Also Although it is not technically a show, more like a presentation about ... Read more Read less

Ambitious, Relevant, Great acting, Thought-provoking, Slow

See it if To get acquainted with the science underlying climate change, it's consequences, and possible unlikely remediations. Ambitious. Important.

Don't see it if You're don't want to be moved to action in the face of the coming cataclysm and the evidence for it. Not a fun night in the the theatre.

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Dated, Disappointing, Banal

See it if You'd be interested in watching a detailed lecture about the science behind climate change.

Don't see it if You were hoping to see an actual story. This barely qualifies as theatre, in that it's more lecture than drama.

Also This is obviously an important issue being explored in this show, and ... Read more Read less

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