A full room gave a standing ovation to Climate Cabaret's first performance at the Fahs Theater in Princeton. The show offered wit, insight and beauty in theatrical sketches and songs about the defining issue of our time.
The show began with a poem written and performed by a carbon dioxide molecule,
and featured an appearance by Titania from Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, who warned of a "distemperature".
Climate Cabaret standards like "Earth Logic in Space" and "Carbon Dating" mixed with more recent sketches: "Headed for a Cliff" and "The Tense Family."
Midway through we debuted Sam Russell's new film, "The King's Speech on Climate Change," which grew out of our climate-adaptation of The King's Speech, and stars our own Fred Dennehy.
Performing were Cheryl Anne Jones, Basha Parmet, Fred Dennehy, and Steve Hiltner.
Thanks to Dunbar Birnie and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Princeton for sponsoring and hosting the performance, and to the local chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby for their support and inspiration. Thanks also to Perry Jones and Alison Cote for lighting assistance, and videographer Chuck McEnroe for documenting the evening.
All theatrical sketches and songs written or adapted by Stephen K. Hiltner
One of Climate Cabaret's theatrical sketches--a climate-adapted version of The King's Speech, has been made into a film by filmmaker Sam Russell. The five minute film stars Fred Dennehy as King George VI, with script and concept by Steve Hiltner, and James Degnen producer. Sam did a beautiful job with this movie, which has been shown on Climate Monitor TV and is being submitted to environmental film festivals.
The film can also be viewed on Sam Russell's website: