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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

77
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.

79
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

75
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.

70
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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