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.
"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 shouting. Such heightened performativity works during climactic moments but is mostly at odds with the play's aspirations toward realism." Full Review
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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
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
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
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