Ensemble Studio Theatre presents a theatrical exploration of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, based on more than 200 hours of interviews collected in its aftermath. More…
On April 20, 2010, the massive Deepwater Horizon oil rig, leased by BP and owned and operated by Transocean, exploded and burned off the coast of Louisiana, killing 11 workers and triggering the largest oil spill in history. For 87 days, millions of gallons of environmentally damaging oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico. This theatrical event goes beyond the headlines to tell vivid personal stories from all sides of the country’s greatest environmental disaster. Written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski, the head writer for 'The Laramie Project.'
See it if You're interested in the BP oil spill, you like documentaries and you like staging that shows you exactly what the words say.
Don't see it if You like theater with nuance and character depth.