Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Upcoming Performance: June 18 at Labyrinth Bookstore

Mark your calendars! June 18, 3pm, lower level of Labyrinth Bookstore in Princeton:

It's time to forge comedy out of angst, to take carbon and make carbonation, to have some serious fun with a subject that people feel so strongly about yet talk about so little. Princeton's own Climate Cabaret feeds off locally sourced irony to blaze new interpretive trails through inner and outer nature. 

Founded by Princeton's naturalist- and writer-in-residence, Steve Hiltner, Climate Cabaret brings nature, theater and music together to speak to the greatest dilemma of our time. A long-time jazz musician, composer, and environmental "activator", Steve in recent years discovered the power and joy of theater through director Adam Immerwahr and McCarter's Onstage community theater group. Joining him are core members of Climate Cabaret: Basha Parmet and John Abrams, with Phil Orr on keyboard.

Gain fresh perspectives on Carbon (a seductive renaissance atom, but beware--not all carbons are the same!). Meet the new, improved, and highly lovable Mr. SustainableWitness a man's tragicomic breakup with his car. Take an Ironic Ride to the Dinky, and explore Earth Logic in Space

Recent creations include a carbonated mini-play adaptation of Shakespeare, called Hamlet's Cousin, and a series of one-minute distillations of climate change: Team Spirit, Stronger Than the Storm, and The Super Sustainability Eat-Fewer-Oysters Championship

The Sustainable Jazz Ensemble will provide musical interludes. There may even be a Special Delivery at the end--a surprise solution to all our earthly problems--followed by light refreshments. The event is free. (Still working on the carbon-free part.)

Update: The Sustainable Jazz Ensemble will also be performing as a quartet with sax and trombone, Friday, June 17, in Hinds Plaza from 7-9pm.

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