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Extreme Whether

From 11 member  reviews
Members say: Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow, Confusing

About the show

This new cli-fi (climate fiction) is a fierce exposé of politically motivated censorship and a study of a family divided by money, power, and science. More…

It is, equally, a love story: of people for nature, a girl for a deformed frog, two embattled climate scientists for truth and one another, and an old man, Uncle, for the land in his care. 'Extreme Whether' was inspired by crusading climate scientist, James Hansen, and arctic ice scientist Jennifer Francis.

Member Reviews (11)


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

Banal, Excruciating, Fluffy, Thought-provoking, Insipid

See it if your into conspiracies, blackmailing and scientific banter about global warming. good staging, decent directing.

Don't see it if you like good acting with a good story. Writing was awful, plot ,story and acting were terrible. Worst show this yr, worse then timestandss

Ambitious, Confusing, Long, Thought-provoking, Melodramatic

See it if you like fine performances or a strong environmental message, even when the material performed gets a little melodramatic.

Don't see it if you are an environmental polluter or an apologist for pollution (unless you’re seeking a conversion).

Also In program notes for her eco-wakeup call, “Extreme Whether,” playwrigh... Read more Read less

Earnest but terrible writing

See it if you’re charmed by mouthy child prodigy-type characters

Don't see it if you’re hoping Rocco Sisto can elevate the hackneyed script, or that the unusual subject matter will stretch the form

Also This is as bad as a play can be without actually being offensive. Its ... Read more Read less

Dry, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Ambitious

See it if You are interested in political shows, particularly in one dealing with climate change.

Don't see it if You are looking for something light-hearted and fun, or you don't like small venues or politically oriented plots.

Excruciating, Indulgent, Intense, Slow, Wordy speechy and preachy

See it if Your intellectual and have a lot of patience

Don't see it if You have a short attention span or don’t like sitting on hard chairs for two hours

Relevant, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Ambitious, Well-intentioned

See it if you are concerned about our environment and find a family story incorporating major issues involving saving our planet worth your time.

Don't see it if you expect a major play dealing with our weather.Instead, it's a small but all-encompassing plea for enjoying our planet, not destroying it.

Painful, Ambitious, Heavy handed, Excessive, Slow

See it if you know someone in the cast?

Don't see it if just don't. (see below)

Also First off, there should be a content/trigger warning for this show: th... Read more Read less

Edgy, Raunchy, Confusing, Disappointing, Ambitious

See it if a more straight forward approach to climate change like Al Gore's " An Inconvenient Truth" is not entertaining enough for you.

Don't see it if earth's future mixed in with a few sidebars of dirty politics , sex ,vulgarity, and gender identification issues bore you

Also Lead actor was quite believable in his role. Play was way too long, pa... Read more Read less

Intelligent, thought provoking, sometimes slow

See it if You are passionate about climate change, saving the world, suspicious of the wealthy and like the wonderful actor George Bartenieff

Don't see it if You don't like a somewhat extended drama with lots of intellectual goals and seriousness of intent

Also The is a very well-intentioned drama about the battles over climate ch... Read more Read less

Relevant, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You want to learn more about climate change issues and what threat scientists face for speaking about truth and facts.

Don't see it if You are in the mood for an expertly staged production that will take away to a dreamland.

Great acting, Indulgent, Disappointing

See it if you like plays exploring real and current issues such as climate change.

Don't see it if political issues are depressing or not interesting to you.

Also The play became more and more absorbing as it went on and I liked the ... Read more Read less

March 7th, 2018
"Uneven but well-intentioned, 'Extreme Whether' is, at base, thematically interesting...Set not at a climate convention, but on a plot of remote family land, the drama feels removed - literally and figuratively...The actors seem to have been directed to perform big, with emphatic movements and sh...
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