Luciole International Theatre presents Celsius
Luciole International Theatre Company presents Celsius, a mixed media production featuring a collection of short plays by contemporary playwrights from across the globe as part of the Climate Change Theatre Action 2017 edition in support of the United Nations COP23. The pieces contain video, photography, art projection, and original music for a true celebration of science and the human spirit.
The plays are as varied as they are creative: Imagining the point of view of two eagles who try to find a meal among garbage; traveling to Mars in an colonization mission; take the road with a SUV driver who gets in a confrontation with a bike rider; enter in a laboratory where science attempts to renew hope; visit a futuristic zoo; walk 820 miles to find fresh water; survive a flooding; understand how hard it is to not think about the big questions; play two hundred notes from Chopin’s First Nocturne; drink champagne; feel a call for a dream; or fight because of a southern magnolia tree and every other living thing that deserves preserving in this world.
When thinking about contemporary concerns that are globally affecting human lives and societies, we are rife with unresolved and often controversial environmental issues. Through a mixture of serious, comedic, poetic, realistic, futuristic and dystopian perspectives, Celsius creates a space for reflecting on our perceptions of the world we live in, while representing the voices of contemporary playwrights.