February 11 - February 28, 2016
Thursday to Saturday at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm (Preview Performances 2/11 and 2/12)
First Floor Theatre | 74a East 4th Street
Adult: $18; Student/Senior: $13
By Superhero Clubhouse + Kaimera Productions
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Written by Jeremy Pickard
What if fossil fuels disappeared tomorrow?
JUPITER is a 200-year-long dialogue between Humanity and a man who made all fossil fuels disappear permanently from the Earth. Featuring original music and created in collaboration with energy experts, JUPITER asks whether it is right or effective to impose radical change for the greater good.
PRESS FOR JUPITER (A PLAY ABOUT POWER)
"The deeply moving Jupiter delivers its message in an insightful and powerful evening, and beyond."
"Jupiter’s goal is not to provide an ultimate answer, but rather, to start a dialog and provoke the audience into making environmental issues a priority."
"Unlike most climate change-related art, Jupiter (a play about power) doesn’t fall strictly on the alarmist side of the argument about the state of our planet. Rather, this play asks the question 'Should we impose radical societal change for the greater good?'"
"Is it right or effective to impose radical change for the greater good?"
Watch the creative team of JUPITER install solar panels on the roof of La MaMa ETC to create a discussion about our dependency on fossil fuels.
Join us for scheduled post-show discussions between the audience, expert speakers, and the JUPITER creative team!
Thursday, February 18
Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice at Columbia Law School and Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, teaching courses on environmental law, climate change policy, and energy regulation.
Friday, February 19
Gavin Schmidt, Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, climatologist, and co-founder of the award-winning climate science blog RealClimate.
Sunday, February 21 (matinee)
Post-show Q & A with the creative team for JUPITER (a play about power)
About the Artists
Made in collaboration with environmental experts from Columbia University and Environmental Defense Fund.
Superhero Clubhouse is a collective of artists and scientists working at the intersection of environmentalism and theater.
Kaimera Productions invites audiences to seek new perspectives on global issues through live experiences created by experts in and outside of the arts.