New York | 1h 30m | Already closed

How to Live on Earth

From 7 critic and 5 member reviews
Members say: Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Resonant, Too long

About the show

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.


"The play has an undeniably compelling premise (the settlement of Mars), but its execution leaves much to be desired...It should feel deeply personal and resonant, but instead it just feels small...Unfortunately, it's not enough to pull us into an otherwise soporific script." Full Review

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