Colt Coeur and HERE Arts Center present the world premiere of a play about our unrelenting obsession with the next frontier and the desire to give our lives for something greater than ourselves. More…
Four individuals will be chosen for the mission of a lifetime. The only catch: they can’t come back. As applicants compete, they wrestle with what this means for their families, partners, and finally, themselves. What does it mean to leave Earth forever and what happens if you don't get to go after you've already said goodbye? 'How to Live on Earth' is inspired in part by the Mars One project to colonize Mars by 2025. This piece is a portrait of the fears and hopes that drive us towards exploration and expansion.
See it if you like intimate plays that are extremely thoughtful and lovely.
Don't see it if you prefer plays that are more showy/ostentatious.
See it if you like new plays, laced with cosmic poetry & wit, based on out of-this-world true events with resonant themes that apply to the here&now.
Don't see it if you want a play that foregrounds theme to develop that theme. The initial liftoff comes back to earth after sticking to the same low orbit.
See it if you like multiple parallel storylines, a modern premise, some comedy, an intimate venue, cool use of lighting, tech and set design.
Don't see it if you don't want the same story told from different perspectives. Actors play multiple roles so if that confuses you don't go. No intermission