Climate Comedy Coming to TSP
It becomes clearer every day that the climate crisis is the defining issue of our time and the need to respond to this challenge is urgent if we are to create a future, not just for our children, but ourselves. In the face of something so profound and threatening can we have a laugh at our own behaviour and the world’s expense?
TSP member and playwright David S. Craig thinks we can. His newest play, Lysistrata & The Temple of Gaia (inspired by the classic play by Aristophanes) is set in a future world where huge adaptations to massive climate changes have become the accepted norm. To heal the planet, Lysistrata and her friends desperately invoke the Goddess Gaia, Creator and Mother of Earth – and the Goddess appears! – but she is furious at the destruction of her beautiful planet. She threatens the entire human race with a sudden, watery death unless the women can persuade their men to become Earth Defenders. The men refuse. A sex strike ensues.
The TSP’s Climate Justice Group, in conjunction with toronto350.org will be staging a professional reading of this new play on Sunday, April 24th at 2:00 p.m. as part of our Earth Day program. Tickets will be on sale soon ($20.00 for grown-ups, $10.00 for students and super grown-ups) and proceeds will be given to toronto350.org to help them with their grassroots efforts to solve the climate crisis.
I hope that you and your family will join us for a unique, insightful (and funny!) afternoon of theatre.