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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)

MEMBERS SAY:

Ambitious, Thought-provoking, Relevant, Slow, Confusing

68
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

69
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.

61
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

65
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


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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